Celebrity Portraits

Capucine photos & quotes

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"The story of being discovered as a Cinderella is nonsense. I do not know where to say it began. But I believe I wanted escape. I wanted to escape my own environment." -- Capucine (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The story of being discovered as a Cinderella is nonsense. I do not know where to say it began. But I believe I wanted escape. I wanted to escape my own environment.” — Capucine Source: Bernard Gavzer (1964)     “I’m a name dropper.” — Capucine, explaining why she goes by one name. Source: James […]

Celebrity Portraits

Brigitte Bardot – photos and quotes

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Brigitte Bardot

“I love to love, and I hate to leave. But I love freely and I leave freely.” — Brigitte Bardot Source: Herb Michelson (1966) Photo: Peter Basch   “I am really a cat transformed into a woman . . . I purr. I scratch. And sometimes I bite.” — Brigitte Bardot  

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

Tyrone Power, Jr.

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Tyrone Power Jr

“The secret of ‘charm’ is ‘bullshit.’” — Tyrone Power, Jr.   “Tyrone Power was my ideal man.” — Sophia Loren     The Razor’s Edge (1946). Artwork by Norman Rockwell. Co-stars Gene Tierney, John Payne, Anne Baxter, Clifton Webb and Herbert Marshall.   Tyrone Powers‘ grave, located at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery, Section 8, Lot […]

Celebrity Portraits

Kay Francis – photos and quotes

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Kay Francis

“Everything good comes to Hollywood, but nothing originates here. It’s a melting pot for talent developed in other parts of the world.” – Kay Francis Source: Dorothy Woolridge (1934)   “I seldom wear low heels and never slouch when I’m standing. If I am tall I’m going to be tall. Personally, I consider myself lucky not […]

Forgotten Stars

Elissa Landi

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Elissa Landi

“I have often thought that if the author of a bad book, play or story didn’t know what to do with it, he should have got in touch with some studio to which I was under contract. He could have sold it at once as a vehicle for Elissa Landi.” — Elissa Landi Source: Edith […]

Forgotten Stars

Gene Raymond – photos and quotes

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Gene Raymond

“The leading man’s life is not a bed of roses…Pictures, particularly, have been too greatly dominated by women for their own good. In other words, the feminine influence has entered first through the use of domestic novels, largely written by women; and then the dominance of women stars on the screen. It was inevitable that […]