Celebrity Portraits

Myrna Loy – Photos and Quotes

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Myrna Loy

“My dancing school work was getting me exactly nowhere. The twenty-five a month was getting us into debt…. “I heard, then, that Fanchon and Marco were putting on one of their revues at the Grauman’s Egyptian Theatre. I applied for the job and got it. I was one of thirty girls doing the dance numbers. […]

Forgotten Stars

Lenore Ulric – photo & quotes

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Lenore Ulric 1919

“I’m all right when I’m acting. It’s the stills that worry me. My cameraman said, ‘Miss Ulric, you’re fine when you’re moving. But the minute I try to take a still of you, you get that set look.’ He’s right. I smile naturally for a second, and then it’s forced. In the sad scenes I […]

Celebrity Portraits

Jean Arthur – photos and quotes

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Jean Arthur

“I guess I became an actress because I didn’t want to be myself.” — Jean Arthur   “Modern life is so complex that I think we need all the intellectual tools at our command to understand it. I am particularly interested in the mental and spiritual phases of life. In this modern world, the two […]

Celebrity Portraits

Miriam Hopkins – photos and quotes

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Miriam Hopkins 1931

“I’m always pleasant around the house when I’m playing emotional parts in the theater. When I’m playing comedies, I’m always a little disagreeable around the house.” — Miriam Hopkins Source: Dora Albert (1931) Photographer: Eugene Robert Richee (1931)   “We thought Uncle Dixie was a very grand person. He was sort of a Gene Markey […]

Character Actors

Peter Lorre – photos and quotes

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Peter Lorre

“Doesn’t it strike you as just a little funny when you think of us actors eternally putting on and taking off make-up and spending the best part of our days and nights making funny faces? When you look at it from a grown-up point of view, acting is the most childish of professions, isn’t it? […]

Character Actors

Dwight Frye – photos and quotes

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Dwight Frye

“No matter how alien the lines may seem to his own personality and viewpoint, the good actor makes himself, for the moment at least, believe completely in their work. Without that belief, he can’t make his words ring true.” — Dwight Frye in 1933. Photo: Frankenstein (1931)   “If God is good, I will be […]