Forgotten Stars

Gloria DeHaven

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Gloria DeHaven (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I had the privilege of watching great actors at MGM. That was better than going to any class. Today kids struggle – they have to be waitresses and bartenders while waiting to get a break. Every hour at MGM was a joy! My years there were golden, a wonderful time! I will never regret one […]

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Elke Sommer – photos and quotes

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"You think I'm beautiful? No, I'm not. I am not beautiful. I don't even think, really, that I'm very attractive." -- Elke Sommer (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You think I’m beautiful? No, I’m not. I am not beautiful. I don’t even think, really, that I’m very attractive.” — Elke Sommer Source: Bruce Chadwick (1987) Photo: Virgil Apger   “I think a woman to be feminine should be round. In Europe, men prefer a woman they can put their arms around and feel […]

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May Britt – photos and quotes

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"The sexy roles catch on. People like them." -- May Britt (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The sexy roles catch on. People like them.” — May Britt Hal Boyle (1959) Photo: The Blue Angel (1959)   “I don’t care too much what people think anyway. You can’t let it ruin your life because they don’t really care that deeply about you.” — May Britt Source: 1960 Photo: Peter Basch   “Why, […]

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Janet Blair – photos and quotes

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"I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am." -- Janet Blair (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I came to Hollywood, sang for the National Broadcasting Company, got a screen test and here I am.” — Janet Blair Source: 1942 Photo: George Hurrell (1943)     Broadway (1942). With George Raft.   “I was really the homeliest kid in town. I had crooked teeth and straight brown hair. I was shy and […]

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Joan Collins – Photos & Quotes

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“The problem with beauty is that it’s like being born rich and getting poorer.” – Joan Collins   “It makes me simply crowlly to have to ever ask anyone for something I want. Independence is the most wonderfully important thing. This way I can be independent.” — Joan Collins on why she chose an acting […]

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Rita Hayworth – Photos and Quotes

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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 […]

Hollywood Horror

Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

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Clara Bow Hollywood Halloween Cheesecake Photos

A collection of Los Angeles Halloween photos. Above: Clara Bow, putting the “It” in “Witch.”   Anita Page     Photo Caption reads: Mabel, Verna and Marie in Spanish costumes for a Halloween party at La Veda Ballroom on Vernon Avenue near Wall Street. Photo taken in 1929. (Photographer: Tivoli / LAPL 00001251)   Lillian Roth, Marion […]

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Ann Dvorak – Photos and Quotes

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Ann Dvorak

“My name is properly pronounced ‘vor’shack.’ The D remains silent. I have had quite a time with the name, having been called practically everything from Balzac to Bickelsrock.” – Ann Dvorak. Source for quote: “What’s the name, please? A guide to the correct pronunciation of current prominent names.” (1936) New York and London: Funk & […]