Directors/Producers

Busby Berkeley & His Girls

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Busby Berkeley

“I trained myself to be able to imagine an entire musical sequence without having sets put up on the stage, to film it exactly as it would be seen on the screen without the help of editing or of multiple cameras. Everything is prepared in my head beforehand. I tell the cameraman what I want, […]

Male Stars

Josef von Sternberg

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Josef von Sternberg

“There are some things which cannot be learned, though they can be studied. Among them are the laws of art—and the lawlessness of it, as well.” — Josef von Sternberg, posing next to a bronze bust of himself, created by Rudolf Belling in 1930.   The Casa von Sternberg, built in 1935 by Richard Neutra. […]

Directors/Producers

W.S. Van Dyke – photos and quotes

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W.S. Van Dyke

“Yep, this business is the biggest gamble. It’s very true here that prosperity is just around the corner. And there are a lot of corners in making pictures.” — W.S. Van Dyke Source: 1937   “There’s a movie boner in ‘Naughty Marietta’ which no one noticed. I’m surprised no one saw it. Miss MacDonald is […]

Celebrity Portraits

Frank Sinatra – photos and quotes

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“There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” — Frank Sinatra   “Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get […]