Chorus Girls from the Hollywood Revue of 1929. A line of chorus girls showing off their legs from a 1927 film. “The Broadway Melody” Framed Poster Chorus girl from The Dance of Life (1929) Peggy Larson in Paris (1929) Show of Shows (1929) Paramount on Parade Framed […]
“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.
“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 […]
“I know I’m not pretty. I cannot make a place for myself on the screen as a beauty. I am not even an exciting person. There is, therefore, only one thing left. I must be an actress. And the more variety I can get, the more they will think of me as a capable actress.” […]
“If anyone cast me for a villain, I’d love it. But I just wouldn’t know what to do about it.” — Charles Ruggles Melody Cruise (1933). With Phil Harris and Greta Nissen.
“You see, life goes on without the slightest regard for individual preoccupations. You may take what attitude you like toward it or, like most people, take no attitude at all. It doesn’t matter a darn to life. The ostrich, on much the same principle, buries its head in sand. But just as forces outside the […]
“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 […]
“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 & […]
“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 […]
“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 […]