Celebrity Portraits

Lon Chaney – photos and quotes

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Lon Chaney

“There’s nothing funny about a clown in the moonlight.” — Lon Chaney   The Penalty (1920)   The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1923). With Patsy Ruth Miller, Norman Kerry, Kate Lester, Tully Marshall, Brandon Hurst, Winifred Bryson, Raymond Hatton, Nigel De Brullier, Gladys Brockwell, Eulalie Jensen and Ernest Torrence.     “The role of the […]

Silent Film Stars

Betty Blythe – Silver Screen Vamp

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Betty Blythe

“I must have been good at being bad. My fall from stardom was destined. I know now that a woman can’t go on playing villainous roles and be successful for long though it is different for men. But if a woman is bad, she is stamped.” – Betty Blythe (1893-1972)   “It is wonderful that women […]

Celebrity Portraits

Norma Shearer – Photos and Quotes

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“We can’t make retractions because they always sound weak and silly. And the minute you make a retraction, you’re not believed anyway. Isn’t that so?” – Norma Shearer Source: “An open letter from Norma Shearer,” transcribed by Gladys Hall for Modern Screen Magazine. Photo: George Hurrell   “My first experience almost had me whipped. Nothing […]

Forgotten Stars

Lili Damita – Photos and Quotes

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Lili Damita

“I pull a curtain, a black curtain on everything that happened more than 24 hours ago. I think it’s the only sensible way to live today.” – Lili Damita   “Lili Damita – recently she painted the Lily with an ‘i.’ Her real name is Liliane Carre. She was born in Paris, July 10, 1906, […]