“Hollywood is too deadly serious about the wrong things, and too flippant about the really important ones. We build our lives on the silly, tinsel elements of our work and we have practically no contact with the realities. In short, we’re fools, but there are so many of us crowded into one community that any […]
Mini Biography of Lillian Miles (1907 -1972) Lillian Miles, famous for her manic piano playing in Reefer Madness (1936), came to Hollywood in 1931 to try her luck in films. Her background isn’t terribly exciting. She was born Lillian Bradley in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1907. As a young performer, she toured with musical theater stock […]
The Eddie “Rochester” Anderson home in the 1950s and today. Its address was originally 1932 W. 37th Street. Following Anderson’s death in 1977 (of heart failure at the Motion Picture and Television Hospital in Woodland Hills), the address changed to 1932 Rochester Circle in his memory.
“I’m all right when I’m acting. It’s the stills that worry me. My cameraman said, ‘Miss Ulric, you’re fine when you’re moving. But the minute I try to take a still of you, you get that set look.’ He’s right. I smile naturally for a second, and then it’s forced. In the sad scenes I […]
“Players sometimes complain of the poor parts that are given to them. That’s nonsense. Players draw toward themselves exactly the parts that represent the kind of thing that they have become in pictures. Poor parts gravitate to poor players.” — Dorothy Arzner, maverick movie director, in 1931.
“I pose for leg pictures because people want them. They will stop and look at a girl with pretty legs. That’s why I go in for it – I want people to stop and look at my pictures.” — Doris Hill in 1929. With Jean Arthur in 1929.