Forgotten Stars

Jean Parker – photos and quotes

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Jean Parker

“Acting is truly a glorious and noble profession. When anyone can give other people a few hours of escape or enchantment away from the ills of the world and their own personal lives, that’s a very worthwhile occupation.” — Jean Parker   “I want to be a star to prove to myself that through right […]

Celebrity Portraits

Sterling Hayden

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Sterling Hayden

“I don’t think there are many other businesses where you can be paid good money and not know what you’re doing.” — Sterling Hayden on acting in Hollywood. Here is how he looked in 1941, the year after he was signed to a movie contract with Paramount Pictures, who billed him as “The Most Beautiful […]

Celebrity Portraits

James Dean – photos and quotes

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James Dean 1954

“A neurotic person has a necessity to express himself – and my neuroticism manifested itself in the dramatic. Why do most actors act? To express the fantasies in which they have involved themselves!” — James Dean Source: Philip K. Scheuer (1954)   “I think I am gong to make it because on one hand I […]

Hollywood Horror

Vincent Price – photos and quotes

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Vincent Price

“I can’t knock my pictures. They have tremendous box-office appeal.” — Vincent Price Source: Kevin Thomas (1970) Photo: The Masque of the Red Death (1964)   “I played so many gentle men at the beginning of my career that I certainly wanted to play some villains and so I got kind of stuck in villains.” […]

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

Clive Brook

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Clive Brook

“Hollywood is a chain gang and we lose the will to escape. The links of the chain are not forged with cruelties but with luxuries.” — Clive Brook   Year: 1930. Artist: Lill Tschudi (1911-2004). Linocut. 255 x 170 mm.   The Lawyer’s Secret (1931). Starring Jean Arthur, Charles Rogers, Fay Wray and Richard Arlen. […]

Celebrity Portraits

Frank Sinatra – photos and quotes

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“There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” — Frank Sinatra   “Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get […]