Celebrity Portraits

Louise Brooks – photos and quotes

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“There is no other occupation in the world that so closely resembled enslavement as the career of a film star.” – Louise Brooks   Interpretive dancer/instructor Ruth St. Denis leads the Denishawn dancers through a routine. Among her pupils are Louise Brooks (standing left of center) and Martha Graham, kneeling below left of Brooks). Ted […]

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Claudette Colbert – Photos and Quotes

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“Cleopatra was loads of fun. But the costumes, while they were very beautiful, were heavy and some of them difficult to move about in. I am rather glad to be mousey for a while.” – Claudette Colbert Source: Elizabeth Borton (1934) Photo: Cleopatra (1934)   “I have an ordinary face. I guess it lends itself […]

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Marlene Dietrich – photos and quotes

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“Always one must be so damn beautiful! It is work to be beautiful.” — Marlene Dietrich Source: Source: Helen Louise Walker (1935) Photographer: William Walling, Jr. (1935)     “In silent pictures it was hard for me. My nose was always something the matter with it, or my chin was wrong or my cheek or […]