Bizarre Personalities

Iris Tree

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The Poet Iris Tee (Bizarre Los Angeles)

We are the caretakers of empty houses, The moon leans her slender body against the door, But the lock is jarred with rust. The sun looks in through the window, But its closed shutters are as blinded eyes. Our souls are full of dead and beautiful things Like bowls of potpourri, A dust of petals Rustling […]

Character Actors

Montagu Love

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Montagu Love (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Like many other men who have risen to the top in the profession, Montagu Love was intended by fond parents for other things. His father wished ‘Monty’ Love to become a minister, but ‘Monty’ began his young career as an illustrator for ‘The Daily News’ in London. One day, when Montagu Love dropped into the […]

Forgotten Stars

Dana Wynter

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Dana Wynter (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I think the start I had in television in America is something that never could have happened in England. But I’d rather not go into that matter too deeply. The British take a pretty dim view of such comments. They’ve been sniping at me for years now because I once said how much I loved […]

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

Valerie Hobson

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“It seems that I was destined to act. At the tender age of three I danced across the stage in a sort of vaudeville show at Brighton, one of England’s seaside resorts, faintly related to Atlantic City. In a cunning little skirt of stiff tulle, and wearing tiny silver wings, I was Cupid with a […]

Celebrity Portraits

Bob Hope – photos and quotes

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Bob Hope

“I’ve been in this game long enough to realize there’s no such thing as a new quip….The object is to make a quip sound fresh by giving it a new turn, or tying it up with modern slang or situations in the news.” — Bob Hope Source: Irving Wallace (1940) Photo: 1939   Marlene Dietrich, Bob […]

Forgotten Stars

Michael Rennie – photos and quotes

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Michael Rennie

“Only a few of my films ever made any real impression. I never really cared about acting at all.” — Michael Rennie   “Acting is a business today so business training is valuable.” — Michael Rennie Source: Dick Kleiner (1960)   “Although we’ve intellectualized ourselves a long way, we are still animals — and animals […]

Writers

Christopher Isherwood

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Christopher Isherwood

“To live sanely in Los Angeles (or, I suppose, in any other large American city) you have to cultivate the art of staying awake. You must learn to resist (firmly but not tensely) the unceasing hypnotic suggestions of the radio, the billboards, the movies and the newspapers; those demon voices which are forever whispering in […]