Forgotten Stars

Genevieve Tobin

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Genevieve Tobin

“This business is so uncertain that you never know where you are, never know what’s going on, or what is going to happen to you next.” — Genevieve Tobin in 1932. Source: Columnist Robbin Coons: Hollywood Sights & Sounds.  

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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 & […]

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Joan Bennett – photos & quotes

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“I know audiences. They don’t like to say, ‘Oh, what a magnificent performance.’ They would much rather say, ‘My, doesn’t she look awful?’” – Joan Bennett   “She looks so quiet and sweet. But underneath that gentle exterior, watch out.” — Mary Pickford, who nicknamed Joan “Pollyanna Borgia” in the late 1920s. Source: Joyce Haber […]

Forgotten Stars

Mae Clarke – photos and quotes

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Mae Clarke

“I believe it pays to be poor because then you have to put up with disagreeable things. You can’t run away, so you stay and fight them.” —Mae Clarke Source: Alice L. Tildesley in 1933   “It’s trite to say, ‘I always wanted to go on the stage.’ People who read and write about stage […]