Old Hollywood

Chorus Girls of Old Hollywood

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Chorus Girls from "Hollywood Revuew of 1929" (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Chorus Girls from the Hollywood Revue of 1929.   Old Hollywood Collection: “The Broadway Melody” Framed photo paper poster Old Hollywood Collection: Chorus Girls The Broadway Melody (1929) Coffee / Tea Mug     Chorus girl from The Dance of Life (1929)   Peggy Larson in Paris (1929)   Show of Shows (1929) Old Hollywood […]

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.  

Forgotten Stars

Wynne Gibson – photos and quotes

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Wynne Gibson

“I started out trying to win the admiration of boys by outboying them, but I soon learned that they didn’t like to have a girl beat them at their games. But I found that if you could appreciate their jokes, laugh with them, they never tire of you. They quickly tire of mere beauty, but […]

Forgotten Stars

Dorothy Sebastian – photos and quotes

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Dorothy Sebastian

“I don’t want to get married. Why spoil a good friend by making a bad husband out of him?” – Dorothy Sebastian   “I was invited to a party night with some of the girls from Scandals, and among them were Walter Wanger and Joe Schenck and Lord Beaverbrook  (William Maxwell Aitken – British newspaper baron […]

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 & […]

Celebrity Portraits

Joan Bennett – photos & quotes

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Joan Bennett

“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 […]