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Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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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 […]

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Humphrey Bogart – photos and quotes

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Humphrey Bogart

“The actor is always a ‘man’s man.’ It’s doubtful whether I qualify or not. I don’t hunt big game or mice, because I don’t like to kill things….I don’t fish because I fished for ten years and never caught anything….I’m not a big, hearty eater either, downing two dozen oysters and a haunch of venison […]

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Lana Turner – Photos and Quotes

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Lana Turner 1943

“If the public knew me, I wouldn’t be as glamorous as I’m painted, and I wouldn’t be as scatterbrained.” – Lana Turner  Source: Kate Holliday (1943)   “Well, they didn’t say I shouldn’t get married, but on the other hand, they indicated I’d probably get farther if I stayed single.” — Lana Turner Source: 1939 […]

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Mae Murray – photos and quotes

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Mae Murray

“I believe, just now at any rate, that pictures are the bigger, more important medium.” — Mae Murray Source: Johnson Briscoe (1917) “My opportunities on the stage were always rather limited, for I was never permitted to do much but sing and dance. And I want to act! Oh, yes, indeed, I do.” — Mae Murray […]

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Merle Oberon – photos & quotes

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Merle Oberon

“I want everything. I suppose that’s asking too much but I’m determined to get them.” – Merle Oberon Source: Jeannette Meehan (1935)   “I’ve been lucky all the time for I never had to play crowd parts. Just hanging around a studio on chance must in the end prove dreadfully dispiriting, I should imagine. I […]

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Claudette Colbert – Photos and Quotes

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Claudette Colbert Cleopatra

“Cleopatra was loads of fun. But the costumes, while they were very beautiful, were heavy and some of them difficult to move about in. I am rather glad to be mousey for a while.” – Claudette Colbert Source: Elizabeth Borton (1934) Photo: Cleopatra (1934)   “I have an ordinary face. I guess it lends itself […]

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Natacha Rambova – Photos and Quotes

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Natacha Rambova

    “The movie fans will learn that success – permanent success – isn’t a question of luck and a good-looking face. People laugh when you talk about ideals in this business. They think you are crazy. They say the public doesn’t want good pictures. How do they know? Have they ever tried making them?” […]

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Bette Davis – photos and quotes

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Bette Davis

“Hollywood adores bunk and hooey. It’s expected of us. After all, the secret of success lies in finding out what people want and then giving it to them.” – Bette Davis Source: Laura Ellsworth Fitch (1935) Photographer: Elmer Fryer   “Baby Jane”…a childhood photo.   Hell’s House (1932). With Pat O’Brien.   “In my view, […]