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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 […]

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Marguerite Chapman

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"When I was a kid I'd buy piles and piles of movie magazines and pore over the hairstyles of the big stars. When I read that Constance Bennett bumped every night to keep her shape you can be sure that Chapman bumped every night for the same reason." -- Marguerite Chapman (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“When I was a kid I’d buy piles and piles of movie magazines and pore over the hairstyles of the big stars. When I read that Constance Bennett bumped every night to keep her shape you can be sure that Chapman bumped every night for the same reason.” — Marguerite Chapman Source: Virginia MacPherson (1945) […]

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Adele Jergens – photos and quotes

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"I've seen more wives suddenly remember when I'm talking to their husbands that they lefy the gas on at home." -- Adele Jergens (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve seen more wives suddenly remember when I’m talking to their husbands that they left the gas on at home.” — Adele Jergens Source: 1948 Photo: 1944     “I like everything about Hollywood except getting up early in the morning. People here don’t get enough sleep.” — Adele Jergens Source: 1947 Photo: Ned Scott […]

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Vivian Austin

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Vivian Austin - Hollywood's "Most Viewtiful Brunette" of 1944. Bizarre Los Angeles.

“Vivian was born in Hollywood, was graduated from Hollywood High School, loved in Hollywood, and acted in the Bliss-Hayden Miniature theater, also in Hollywood. They discovered that she was 22 years old, five feet, four, weighed 110 pounds and could do all kinds of dancing, tap, toe, ballet, acrobatic, ballroom and comedy.” — Des Moines […]

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Kay Aldridge

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Kay Aldridge

“Down South, girls are brought up with the idea that their chief mission is to find a husband. I’m definitely in the market. But he must love onions.” — Kay Aldridge

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June McCall

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June McCall

“I want to be a great actress. That’s why I’ll pose in anything they want me to. As long as it gets my name in the papers.” — June McCall Source: Virginia MacPherson (1951)

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Martha Hyer – photos & quotes

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Martha Hyer

“I’m having too much fun looking for a husband to worry about catching one.” — Martha Hyer  Source: James Bacon (1959) Photo: 1954   “Cheesecake is now my favorite dessert.” — Martha Hyer Source: William Glover (1954) Photo: Bert Six (1954)   “For two years, I played cowboy sweethearts and posed for holiday pictures. Then […]

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Rita Gam – photos and quotes

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Rita Gam

“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).   […]

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Toby Wing

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Toby Wing

“I think I will take a part at the Pasadena Playhouse. One works there for nothing…for experience…and it convince those who still think of me as a perennial model of my sincerity and show me in a new light, the sort of person I really am now.” — Toby Wing in 1938. Columnist Edward Finney, […]

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Gypsy Rose Lee – photos and quotes

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Gypsy Rose Lee

“Strip teasers are not born, they are made by hard practice. Proper timing is what makes the act. You have to make each move on a carefully planned schedule. There are fast strippers and slow strippers. I belong to the slow stripping school. I think slow tempo suits my personality.” — Gypsy Rose Lee Source: […]