Forgotten Stars

Carol Lynley

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"I want to be an actress, not a movie star. There is a big difference." -- Carol Lynley. Bizarre Los Angeles.

“I want to be an actress, not a movie star. There is a big difference.” — Carol Lynley Source: Vernon Scott (1959) Photo: Peter Basch   “The reason I never reply to that question is because no matter what I say it will be used against me. But I’ll tell you. I did it because […]

1960s

Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969)

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Los Angeles 1960

Los Angeles: The Swinging 60s photos (1960-1969) Above: Downtown 1960.   245 S. Grand Avenue on Bunker Hill, circa 1960.   In 1960, the Los Angeles County Medical Association set up a special drive-in clinic for people to receive a Salk polio shot without having to leave their car. This particular clinic was held at […]

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 […]