Celebrity Portraits

John Garfield

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"I guess I'm lucky. I'm in a position to do what I want to do. If a part doesn't interest me I won't take it. I'm a ham, and I'm not ashamed of it." -- John Garfield (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I guess I’m lucky. I’m in a position to do what I want to do. If a part doesn’t interest me I won’t take it. I’m a ham, and I’m not ashamed of it.” — John Garfield     “He was my shortest leading man, an outspoken Communist and a real sweetheart.” – Maureen O’Hara

Forgotten Stars

Rita Gam – photos and quotes

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Rita Gam

“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).   […]

Celebrity Portraits

Robert Montgomery

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Robert Montgomery

“If you are lucky enough to be a success, by all means enjoy the applause and adulation of the public. But never, never believe it.” — Robert Montgomery   Robert Montgomery and Norma Shearer are involved in a slapstick domestic dispute the 1931 precode comedy PRIVATE LIVES. Purchase your Fine Art America Print, Coffee Mug, […]

Hollywood Horror

Vincent Price – photos and quotes

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Vincent Price

“I can’t knock my pictures. They have tremendous box-office appeal.” — Vincent Price Source: Kevin Thomas (1970) Photo: The Masque of the Red Death (1964)   “I played so many gentle men at the beginning of my career that I certainly wanted to play some villains and so I got kind of stuck in villains.” […]

Celebrity Portraits

Audrey Totter – photos & quotes

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Audrey Totter

“I thought everything would be orderly and peaceful. The first year I was here [in Hollywood] I set a record of appearing in eight pictures.” — Audrey Totter Source: Reba and Bonnie Churchill (1948)   “We had the best cameramen. Even if it was a B-movie, you still had wonderful clothes. We were treated extremely […]

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, […]

Celebrity Portraits

Dick Powell

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Dick Powell

“An actor has to work hard to get up to 25 thousand dollars a picture, then he has to struggle to 50 thousand dollars. Then he’s over the hump and moves upwards by the 25 thousand.” – Dick Powell, explaining movie star salaries in 1946. By the way, Powell reportedly earned $150,000 for making Johnny […]