Forgotten Stars

Steffi Duna

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Steffi Duna in 1939. (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Steffi Duna Goes Wild For Picture Purposes She Even Changed Her Name By Eleanor Barnes December 7, 1935 The Hollywood savage is not Lupe Velez, but Steffi Duna, Hungarian actress. Miss Duna has not always been a savage. For years she was civilized – Then came the Warner Bros., who wrought the change in Miss […]

Silent Film Stars

Lya de Putti

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The first English word Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti learned when she came to America to make movies was "Applesauce," which was 1920s slang for "nonsense." (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The first English word Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti learned when she came to America to make movies was “Applesauce,” which was 1920s slang for “nonsense.”     De Putti was the subject of many sensational stories in Europe before coming to Hollywood. Below is one of those stories. There is no author to […]

Silent Film Stars

Maria Corda – photos and quotes

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Maria Corda (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“One cannot be too subtle. There is always the box office to be considered. Is it not so? But abroad, that is not so important. They do not spend such vast sums on pictures, and so, as a result, they do not require such vast returns. An artistic success may often show a profit.” — […]

Celebrity Portraits

Bela Lugosi – photos and quotes

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“Death is the only thing that really is frightening to me. The calendar turns, and eventually, you have to go.” – Bela Lugosi Source: Aline Mosby (1955) Photo: 1931       “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” — Bela Lugosi Photo: Dracula (1931)   “If […]

1930s

Los Angeles Summer Olympics – 1932

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Los Angeles Summer Olympics

The Hungarian Water Polo team at the Los Angeles Summer Olympics in 1932. The team won the gold medal, while Germany took the silver, and the United States received the bronze. The man on the far right is Olivér Halassy, the first amputee to compete in the Olympics as a swimmer. He had lost part of […]