Celebrity Portraits

Lizabeth Scott

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“I study hard, do not dissipate. Between pictures I relax by taking voice and dancing lessons. This acting is a highly competitive business, and I just can’t see frittering away my free time.” — Lizabeth Scott Source: John L. Scott (1950)     “The scandal seeking (and gay obsessed) Confidential magazine in 1955 implied Scott […]

Forgotten Stars

Wynne Gibson – photos and quotes

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Wynne Gibson

“I started out trying to win the admiration of boys by outboying them, but I soon learned that they didn’t like to have a girl beat them at their games. But I found that if you could appreciate their jokes, laugh with them, they never tire of you. They quickly tire of mere beauty, but […]

Celebrity Portraits

Kay Francis – photos and quotes

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Kay Francis

“Everything good comes to Hollywood, but nothing originates here. It’s a melting pot for talent developed in other parts of the world.” – Kay Francis Source: Dorothy Woolridge (1934)   “I seldom wear low heels and never slouch when I’m standing. If I am tall I’m going to be tall. Personally, I consider myself lucky not […]

Celebrity Portraits

Maud Allan

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Maud Allan Salome

“My Salome costume seems to me far more decent than those directoire dresses, or the bathing garments worn by respectable women – who have no intention of bathing in them – on the beach. And I am sure, quite sure, it is more decent than some of the gowns worn in opera houses. I feel […]

Forgotten Stars

Elissa Landi

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Elissa Landi

“I have often thought that if the author of a bad book, play or story didn’t know what to do with it, he should have got in touch with some studio to which I was under contract. He could have sold it at once as a vehicle for Elissa Landi.” — Elissa Landi Source: Edith […]

Famous Visitors

Alla Nazimova – photos & quotes

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Alla Nazimova

“It is not so difficult, your language. But your slang is impossible. Never can I understand the American humor.” – Alla Nazimova “The history of the stage, within a very few years, will be written, not by erudite mechanician. Instead of reading in books the impressions of some perhaps prejudiced or overly enthusiastic critic, the […]

Forgotten Stars

Frances Rich

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Frances Rich

The following is a slight re-working of an obituary for Frances Rich written by Adam Bernstein of The Washington Post, published on October 26, 2007. All I did was take out the obituary feel, but I enjoyed this article for its biographical information. My changes will be marked with brackets ([ ])and ellipses (…). Bernstein’s […]