Forgotten Stars

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 […]

Celebrity Portraits

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 […]

Celebrity Portraits

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 & […]