Forgotten Stars

Tab Hunter – photos and quotes

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Tab Hunter

“People will just take you, chew you up, spit you out, dump you on the side and go one to the next, and it’s kind of tragic.” — Tab Hunter Source: William L. Hamilton (2005)   “The star thing is over. I’ve knocked around quite a bit in the past few years and now I’m […]

Celebrity Portraits

Jennifer Jones – photos and quotes

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Jennifer Jones Song of Bernadette

“An actress plays all types of roles. When I play Bernadette I will become Bernadette, but when I am off the screen I am Jennifer Jones. No girl could, however, fail to want her life to be exemplary so that she is worthy of playing Bernadette.” — Jennifer Jones Source: Louella Parsons (1943) Photo: Song […]

Silent Film Stars

Max Linder – photos and quotes

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Max Linder

“I am here again, sadder myself, but, I believe, more capable to make others laugh. It has been a terrible experience I have been through. I have seen men suffer; I have seen men die; I have been close to death myself. You think, monsieur, that this experience would kill all the laughter in me? […]

Silent Film Stars

Helen Gibson – photos and quotes

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Helen Gibson

“I have heard that they call me ‘The Girl with Nine Lives.’ Well, if the description is right, I am pretty certain that I have lost eight of the nine already, for it is a rather weird coincidence that in my career as the ‘hazardous Helen’ there have been just eight occasions when I really […]

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Elvis Presley – photos & quotes

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Elvis Presley

“Hmmph! I’ll get rid of him before he contaminates all the clean-cut youth in our country.” – Hedda Hopper on Elvis Presley   A very early example of Elvis merchandising, this is a bookend from around 1956.       Jazz pianist, composer and session musician Dudley Brooks working with Elvis Presley at Stan’s Play Room, […]

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Joan Bennett – photos & quotes

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Joan Bennett

“I know audiences. They don’t like to say, ‘Oh, what a magnificent performance.’ They would much rather say, ‘My, doesn’t she look awful?’” – Joan Bennett   “She looks so quiet and sweet. But underneath that gentle exterior, watch out.” — Mary Pickford, who nicknamed Joan “Pollyanna Borgia” in the late 1920s. Source: Joyce Haber […]