“I’ve always played sexy roles. My voice always has been low and what they call ‘fetching.’ I’ve always put my hands on my hips and rolled my eyes.” – Clara Bow Source: Dan Thomas (1965) “I hate being called a flapper. For a long time, they made me play such punk parts, that […]
“V stands for Vampire, and it stands for Vengeance. The vampire I play is the vengeance of my sex upon its exploiters. You see, I have the face of a vampire, perhaps, but the heart of a feministe.” — Theda Bara Source: Virgins, Vamps, and Flappers by Sumiko Higashi Photo: 1917 “Every mother, […]
“I’ve learned to like Hollywood and everyone in it….I miss the country, and I miss a lot of fine folks. But I’ll never go back to that. There’s too much routine, and I’ve learned to live on excitement.” — Gary Cooper Source: Edward Churchill (1931) Cooper at two years old. “I know that […]
Another brutal Los Angeles winter, c. 1910s. How they survived, I’ll never know. A drinking diet postcard from the early 1910s.
“I feel that popular dancing as one sees it today is nothing mere than a complicated form of hugging. It will, however, probably change very soon and return to some more rhythmic form of movement.” — Ruth St. Denis in 1927 Photo: Hixon-Connelly “Briefly my own relation to the movement is this: Personally I […]
“I began to realize that somewhere in the direction of the setting sun, there lay a city where the marvels of fame, wealth, and success were attainable if one could only find the keys. One day, I said to mother, ‘Let’s go to Hollywood. I’ll be able to find work in the motion pictures and […]
“Trying to be fascinating is an asinine position to be in.” — Katharine Hepburn Photo: Christopher Strong (1933) “I’m a personality as well as an actress. Show me an actress who isn’t a personality, and you’ll show me a woman who isn’t a star.” – Katharine Hepburn “I like doing things as well […]