Celebrity Portraits

Rosalind Russell – photos and quotes

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Rosalind Russell

“A star is a person with enormous audience acceptance who is aware of weakness and has genuine humility. A great star is rare.” – Rosalind Russell   Film still for Trouble for Two (1936). Photographer: George Hurrell   “I won’t rebel against weak roles; they’re a challenge. I will rebel against the same type of roles; […]

Hollywood Horror

Peter Cushing

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Peter Cushing

“People look at me as if I were some sort of monster, but I can’t think why. In my macabre pictures, I have either been a monster-maker or a monster-destroyer, but never a monster. Actually, I’m a gentle fellow. Never harmed a fly. I love animals, and when I’m in the country I’m a keen […]

Los(t) Angeles

Los(t) Angeles: Ambassador Hotel

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The Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel (Bizarre Los Angeles)

An early view.     An early view of a piano in the lobby.   Another vintage view of the Los Angeles Ambassador Hotel’s original dining and ballroom, circa 1921.   The Ambassador Hotel’s Parrot Porch was one of several less formal dancing and dining rooms located on the ground floor of the Ambassador Hotel […]


Brown Derby’s Black Bottom Pie recipe – 1953

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Brown Derby Black Bottom Pie recipe

Brown Derby Black Bottom Pie recipe: Ingredients: 1 envelope (or 1 tablespoon) unflavored gelatine 3/4 cup sugar 1/8 t-spoon salt 1 egg yolk, slightly beaten 3/4 cup milk 4 squares unsweetened chocolate 1 cup icy cold evaporate milk, whipped 1 t-spoon vanilla 1 9-inch backed pie shell 1 cup heavy cream, whipped and sweetened Directions: […]