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

Dorothy Burgess 

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Dorothy Burgess

“It isn’t that I yearn to play so-called ‘good’ women. They are not interesting – but bad women of the gunmoll type are even less so. They are all cut from the same pattern – a gaudy costume, flashing or bedraggled make-up depending upon the exigencies of the moment, dialogue consisting mostly of wisecracks – […]

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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 […]