Forgotten Stars

June Havoc – photos and quotes

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June Havoc

“I wanted to act, but all Hollywood wanted me to do was show my legs and chew gum.” – June Havoc Here is another anecdote written by Erskine Johnson: June Havoc was quite a problem to the publicity boys when she first landed in Hollywood. The R.K.O. publicity department called her into a staff meeting and […]

Celebrity Portraits

Emil Jannings – photos and quotes

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Emile Jannings

“My experience in Italy in connection with the filming of ‘Quo Vadis’ convinced me that actors cannot work successfully in foreign lands with actors of other nationalities. Difficulties of language are such that there is no real understanding and the consequence is a lack of unity in the interpretation of the roles.” – Emil Jannings, […]


Los Angeles – Southern California photos – 1900 – 1909

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McKinley visit 1901 Main Street

Above photo: Main Street, looking north from around 6th Street. The photo was taken on May 8, 1901, the day U.S. President William McKinley visited Los Angeles.   The Los Angeles High School football team, circa 1899-1900. According to the Los Angeles Times, the high school occasionally played colleges and universities to fill its season. […]