Marion McDonald, one of Mack Sennett‘s bathing beauties, dressed as “Hamlet.” Little is known about her. She signed with the Sennett Studios in 1925 because she had a “remarkable resemblance to Gloria Swanson.” McDonald stayed under contract to Sennett until 1927. She then left the film industry.
“You knew when I came on the screen that my kind couldn’t live. I was burned to death, shot and stoned. I was the kind of girl you wouldn’t want to come home to unless you wanted to end up in the morgue. And my sins paid off. The telephone started ringing again.” — Linda […]
A glass plate photo of Santa Monica beach, c. 1880s or 1890s. The Santa Monica Bath House, circa 1877, located at the end of Utah Avenue, which is better known today as Broadway. The building was constructed by Baker & Jones and was owned by J. W. Scott. (LAPL: 00067797) Santa Monica Beach in […]
The Dance Hall on the Abbot Kinney Pier at Venice Beach in 1910. A camel ride in 1908. (LAPL) Between 1904 and 1925, 14 roller-coasters were built around the beaches of Venice and Ocean Park (many of them replacements for the older ones). In 1910, The L.A. Thompson Company built a large roller […]