Character Actors

Ernest Thesiger

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Ernest Thesiger

“Anyone with a modicum of intelligence and the right kind of physique ought to make a film actor, if they are lucky enough to be told exactly what to do, and I cannot see that the actor for the screen deserves any more credit than a schoolboy who is good at dictation should have for […]

Famous Visitors

Belle Bennett

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Belle Bennett

“One thing has always annoyed me. That is for people to say that I was ‘made overnight,’ that I sprang from nowhere into the fame that ‘Stella Dallas’ brought me. Why, I was a star with Essanay when Gloria Swanson hadn’t yet been heard of. I starred in four stage plays on Broadway. For years […]

Famous Visitors

Jack Holt – photos and quotes

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Jack Holt

“I’ve seen a lot of people come and go in this business. Good people, too. When I first noticed that fans tired of personalities but never of pictures, I began to wonder why. Maybe this isn’t it, but movies were made to move. That was their first and inherent appeal. Then sound came along and […]

Silent Film Stars

Patsy Ruth Miller

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Patsy Ruth Miller

“I can’t tell you anything about love! I’ve been so busy making love in pictures, I haven’t had time to find out what it’s all about in real life!” — Patsy Ruth Miller   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Lon Chaney, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, […]

Silent Film Stars

Agnes Ayres

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Agnes Ayres

“It cost me half a million dollars to learn the value of a nickel, but I wouldn’t trade the experience for the whole half million back again.” – Agnes Ayres   Bought and Paid For (1922). With Jack Holt.        

Celebrity Portraits

John Gilbert – Photos and Quotes

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John Gilbert

“I’m the worst subject in the world to interview on what I know about women because I don’t pretend to know a thing about them, and I don’t believe that I ever will.” — John Gilbert Source: Alice L. Tildesley (1928)   John Gilbert, Elinor Glyn, and Aileen Pringle pose for a candid photo for […]

Forgotten Stars

Leslie Brooks

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Leslie Brooks

Leslie Brooks (real name Lorraine Gettmann), was a Nebraskan, who got her start as a pin-up model, eventually being signed by MGM and then Warner Bros. Both studios primarily employed her as a model, occasionally giving her extra roles, while promoting her as having the best legs in Hollywood. Once she signed with Columbia, however, […]