Forgotten Stars

Gertrude Hoffman

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Gertrude Hoffman

“Meet every obstacle with a smile. Oh, yes, it can be done. There have been times in my life when I didn’t laugh – when I felt I had the weight of the world on my shoulders, and as a result I have had to go to bed and receive medical aid. But that time […]

Celebrity Portraits

Betty Compson – photos and quotes

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Betty Compson (1897-1974) began as a low income stock player for comedy producer Al Christie in the mid-1910s. She eventually left Christie to work in cheaply made movie chapter serials. As a young ingénue, Compson was very pretty and ambitious. When not working, she networked by appearing at all of the right places in downtown Los Angeles. At a […]