Chorus Girls from the Hollywood Revue of 1929. Old Hollywood Collection: “The Broadway Melody” Framed photo paper poster Old Hollywood Collection: Chorus Girls The Broadway Melody (1929) Coffee / Tea Mug Chorus girl from The Dance of Life (1929) Peggy Larson in Paris (1929) Show of Shows (1929) Old Hollywood […]
“I trained myself to be able to imagine an entire musical sequence without having sets put up on the stage, to film it exactly as it would be seen on the screen without the help of editing or of multiple cameras. Everything is prepared in my head beforehand. I tell the cameraman what I want, […]
“The lady who wear my turban, my funnee shoes and my treek jewelry, she gotta have the skinny face and the big-a-mouth like me, eh? After all, how would I going to look in hoop-skirts and Watteau hats, huh?” — Carmen Miranda Source (and accent): Duncan Underhill (1941) Photo: 1941 “Call me Carmen. I […]
“I will always sing a beautiful tone if I can but I will guarantee a vital tone.” — Lawrence Tibbett Co-starring with Lupe Vélez in Cuban Love Song (1931). “Lawrence Tibbett captures his audience in spite of a short face and no pretensions to beauty. His voice enthralls men and women alike. […]
“It’s really amazing. I couldn’t act. I had that terrible singing voice, and now I can see I wasn’t the greatest tap dancer in the world, either.” — Ruby Keeler “Dancing in speakeasies was a job, and none of us knew for sure who were gangsters. No one told us, so how could we […]
“I never played anything except sprites, angels and saints. I can’t do the sexy female…” – Vera Zorina Source: 1952 Photo: Madison S. Lacy (1939) “He was so icky.” — Vera Zorina Source: George Raft: The Man Who Would Be Bogart by Stone Wallace Photo: Follow the Boys (1944). With George Raft.