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.   Night Flight (1933). With John Barrymore, Clark […]

History

Pasadena History in Photos

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Colorado Street Pasadena 1880

  Above photo: Colorado Street in Pasadena, c. 1880.   “A view from South Orange Grove Ave., Pasadena, 1876.”     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. […]

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 […]

Celebrity Portraits

William Haines – photos and quotes

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William Haines

“It was the night of the Titanic all over again, with women grabbing the wrong children and Louis B. Mayer singing ‘Nearer My God to Thee.’” — William Haines talking about the arrival of talking pictures.   If you don’t recognize the Ambassador Hotel offhand, it is the French room redecorated to resemble a Parisian […]