Forgotten Stars

Lili Damita – Photos and Quotes

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Lili Damita

“I pull a curtain, a black curtain on everything that happened more than 24 hours ago. I think it’s the only sensible way to live today.” – Lili Damita   “Lili Damita – recently she painted the Lily with an ‘i.’ Her real name is Liliane Carre. She was born in Paris, July 10, 1906, […]

Celebrity Portraits

Louise Brooks – photos and quotes

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“There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.” – Louise Brooks Interpretive dancer/instructor Ruth St. Denis leads the Denishawn dancers through a routine. Among her pupils are Louise Brooks (standing left of center) and Martha Graham, kneeling below left of Brooks). Ted Shawn, […]

Celebrity Portraits

Claudette Colbert – Photos and Quotes

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Claudette Colbert Cleopatra

“Cleopatra was loads of fun. But the costumes, while they were very beautiful, were heavy and some of them difficult to move about in. I am rather glad to be mousey for a while.” – Claudette Colbert Source: Elizabeth Borton (1934) Photo: Cleopatra (1934)   “I have an ordinary face. I guess it lends itself […]