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 […]

Forgotten Stars

Sari Maritza – photos and quotes

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Sari Maritza

“There are more pleasant people in Hollywood than in any other city I have lived in, but not so many sincere ones.” – Sari Maritza in 1932. Source: Hubbard Keavy’s column, “Screen Life in Hollywood”   “I get this feeling of artificiality, not only about the people, but about the buildings as well. Houses look […]

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Lillian Miles – Star of Reefer Madness

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Lillian Miles 1934

Mini Biography of Lillian Miles (1907 -1972) Lillian Miles, famous for her manic piano playing in Reefer Madness (1936), came to Hollywood in 1931 to try her luck in films. Her background isn’t terribly exciting. She was born Lillian Bradley in Oskaloosa, Iowa, in 1907. As a young performer, she toured with musical theater stock […]

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Marlene Dietrich – photos and quotes

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“Always one must be so damn beautiful! It is work to be beautiful.” — Marlene Dietrich Source: Source: Helen Louise Walker (1935) Photographer: William Walling, Jr. (1935)     “In silent pictures it was hard for me. My nose was always something the matter with it, or my chin was wrong or my cheek or […]

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Carole Lombard – Photos and Quotes

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Carole Lombard

“Actually, it’s pitiful that people take so little advantage of their chance for making themselves whatever they wish to be. There isn’t a man, woman or child who hasn’t the ability for being something really important, in one way or another. But being important doesn’t call for ice water running through your veins or for […]