Directors/Producers

Ray Harryhausen – Monster Maker

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"I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it."-- Ray Harryhausen (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I storyboard every sequence that I work on. It’s all storyboarded ahead of time so that we have a minimum of waste. We were always working on tight budgets so we have to have a minimum of waste. We seldom overshoot if we can help it.”— Ray Harryhausen Source: Chris Neumer       “I […]

Celebrity Portraits

Diana Rigg – photos and quotes

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"I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as 'a lady actress.' No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse." -- Diana Rigg (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I decided to try and become commercial for a change. The trouble with staying with a classical company is that you become known as ‘a lady actress.’ No one ever thinks of you, except for parts in long skirts and blank verse.” — Diana Rigg   “It’s true, I loved the excitement that went with […]

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Eva Gabor

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"I like ze professional publicitee. You do not read zat I am woz zis man and zat man. When ze critics say zat Eva Gabor is a heckuvan actress and a fine kid, I enjoy zat. I do not enjoy reading zat I am dining wiz some jerk." -- Eva Gabor (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I like ze professional publicitee. You do not read zat I am wiz zis man and zat man. When ze critics say zat Eva Gabor is a heckuvan actress and a fine kid, I enjoy zat. I do not enjoy reading zat I am dining wiz some jerk.” — Eva Gabor Source: Erskine Johnson (1953) […]

Forgotten Stars

Caroll Borland

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"It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman -- for a woman should give life, not take it -- and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself." -- Carroll Borland from her book, Countess Dracula (published in 1994). Bizarre Los Angeles

“It is not only the male you must fear. There is, it is said, at the castle, that which is worse: a woman — for a woman should give life, not take it — and when a woman is of the Devil, that is worse than the Devil himself.” — Caroll Borland from her book, […]

Forgotten Stars

Elizabeth Allan

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Elizabeth Allan (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Being English, I always find out about American women before I launch into a description of my chief hobby, or shall I say my principal diversion? You see, I am entirely mad about your California, because here I can do what I have always wanted to do – spend all my leisure in the open. […]

Forgotten Stars

Mylene Demongeot

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Mylene Demongeot

“Sex is the way to be a woman but I think we can make interest without taking off our clothes. There is no need for it. You don’t have to be naked, You can be sexy in a fur coat.” — Mylene Demongeot Source: 1964 Photo: Peter Basch   “Today in France, even when a picture […]

Forgotten Stars

Katherine DeMille

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Katherine DeMille

“I used to get mad when I first went into pictures. Lots of my friends said I was probably the luckiest girl in Hollywood, since I was bound to succeed through being the daughter of Cecil B. DeMille. Now I merely laugh it off. I think I’ve made it pretty plain by now that I […]

Celebrity Portraits

Robert Montgomery

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Robert Montgomery

“If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and adulation of the public. But never, never believe it.” — Robert Montgomery   Robert Montgomery and Norma Shearer are involved in a slapstick domestic dispute the 1931 precode comedy PRIVATE LIVES. Purchase your Fine Art America Print, Coffee Mug, […]

History

Pasadena History in Photos

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Colorado Street Pasadena 1880

  Above photo: Colorado Street in Pasadena, c. 1880.   Colorado Street leading into Pasadena in 1884.   The opening day of the small, but important, Los Angeles & San Gabriel Valley Railroad, which provided train service from from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena. Two years later, it became the California Central Railway, before becoming […]