Silent Film Stars

Jack Mulhall

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Jack Mulhall (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Human interest humor is rapidly coming into its own in motion pictures. This type of humor is constructive because it builds a character and aids in the logical development of a story, whereas mechanical ‘gags’ are usually diverted from the main theme.” — Jack Mulhall Source: 1927   High Speed (1917). Co-starring Fritzi Ridgeway.

Celebrity Portraits

Lew Cody

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"The girl is yours when you kiss her - until you meet the next one." -- Lew Cody (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The girl is yours when you kiss her – until you meet the next one.” — Lew Cody Source: 1920     The Butterfly Man (1920)   SODA JERK ON WAGER Hollywood, June 5, 1928 (U.P.) – If Lew Cody and Ralph Spence really placed a $1,000 side bet on the outcome then Lew Cody […]

Silent Film Stars

Jack Pickford

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Jack Pickford

“What every young girl should know: Jack Pickford‘s mamma says he is not of age yet.” — Iron County Miner (August 10, 1917)         The Little Shepherd of Kingdome Come (1920). A lost film.   Newlyweds Jack Pickford (brother of Mary Pickford) and Marilyn Miller (Broadway star and former Ziefgield girl). They married […]

Female Stars

The Our Gang Kids

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"Even the big stars had to chase around and audition; it seemed like a rat race to me, with no security." - Billy Thomas (Buckwheat)

 “Even the big stars had to chase around and audition; it seemed like a rat race to me, with no security.” — Billy Thomas, who played Buckwheat. Here he is posing with a photo of Clark Gable.   Stage Fright (1923)   “I went on vaudeville tours that kept me working and traveling day and night. I […]

Silent Film Stars

Priscilla Dean – photos and quotes

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Priscilla Dean

“I’ve a reputation for temperamental display. Surely, I have an awful temper. But I’ve tried to be a good sport. I don’t ‘show off’ just to make a fuss. When I cut loose it’s because I feel I have a just grievance.” — Priscilla Dean  Source: Myrtle Gebhart (1924)   “You know, back in the […]

Celebrity Portraits

Jean Seberg – photos and quotes

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Jean Seberg

“I never knew until I came here that somebody could be really nice to you for years and really hate your guts. Happens all the time here.” — Jean Seberg commenting about her experience with Hollywood.   “In many ways I’m very privileged. I only work with people who are good.” — Jean Seberg Source: […]

Character Actors

Harry Carey

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Harry Carey

“The main trouble with the picture industry today is this business of imitating. It’s done for money. Art is a slight consideration with most producers. Yet a picture that lacks art doesn’t make money. The fellows who are getting the most out of the business are the ones who are doing something new.” — Harry […]