Celebrity Portraits

John Gilbert – Photos and Quotes

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John Gilbert

“I’m the worst subject in the world to interview on what I know about women because I don’t pretend to know a thing about them, and I don’t believe that I ever will.” — John Gilbert Source: Alice L. Tildesley (1928)   John Gilbert, Elinor Glyn, and Aileen Pringle pose for a candid photo for […]

Forgotten Stars

Anna Sten – photos and quotes

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Anna Sten

“Darlling [sic], sweetheart. I lof you.”  These were Russian born actress Anna Sten’s first English words once she arrived in Hollywood in 1932. Her interpreter explained that Sten (real name Anel Sudakevich) felt that the sentence would come in handy once she started work. Sten’s failure to command the English language or gain an American following became an embarrassment for producer Sam […]