Forgotten Stars

Jean Parker – photos and quotes

Posted on
Jean Parker

“Acting is truly a glorious and noble profession. When anyone can give other people a few hours of escape or enchantment away from the ills of the world and their own personal lives, that’s a very worthwhile occupation.” — Jean Parker   “I want to be a star to prove to myself that through right […]

Celebrity Portraits

Sterling Hayden

Posted on
Sterling Hayden

“I don’t think there are many other businesses where you can be paid good money and not know what you’re doing.” — Sterling Hayden on acting in Hollywood. Here is how he looked in 1941, the year after he was signed to a movie contract with Paramount Pictures, who billed him as “The Most Beautiful […]

Hollywood Horror

Vincent Price – photos and quotes

Posted on
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

Jennifer Jones – photos and quotes

Posted on
Jennifer Jones Song of Bernadette

“An actress plays all types of roles. When I play Bernadette I will become Bernadette, but when I am off the screen I am Jennifer Jones. No girl could, however, fail to want her life to be exemplary so that she is worthy of playing Bernadette.” — Jennifer Jones Source: Louella Parsons (1943) Photo: Song […]

Celebrity Portraits

Frank Sinatra – photos and quotes

Posted on

“There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” — Frank Sinatra   “Call it self-confidence. Call it cockiness – call it anything, but it has always been true of me that when I get […]

Forgotten Stars

George O’Brien

Posted on
George O'Brien

“It was through my dad that I got into the picture business. Tom Mix came to San Francisco to appear at a rodeo for the policemen’s benefit fund. I had worked out with police horses since I was a small kid, and Mix was impressed with the way I rode in the rodeo. He told me […]

Celebrity Portraits

Rita Hayworth – Photos and Quotes

Posted on
Rita Hayworth

“A girl is…well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” – Rita Hayworth Quote source: Rita Hayworth: A Photographic Retrospective by Caren Roberts-Frenzel.   Rita Hayworth, poolside at the Ambassador Hotel, in 1936. At the time this photo was taken, she had signed with Fox as Rita Cansino (her birth name being Margarita Carmen […]

Celebrity Portraits

Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

Posted on
Lon Chaney

“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, Nigel De Brullier, Gladys Brockwell, Eulalie Jensen and Ernest Torrence.     “The role of the […]