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Bela Lugosi – photos and quotes

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“Death is the only thing that really is frightening to me. The calendar turns, and eventually, you have to go.” – Bela Lugosi Source: Aline Mosby (1955) Photo: 1931           “I have never met a vampire personally, but I don’t know what might happen tomorrow.” — Bela Lugosi Photo: Dracula (1931) […]

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Charles Chaplin – photos and quotes

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Charles Chaplin

“The businessman, the banker, the artist, or whoever he is who puts up the money wants to be assured, and therefore, we all argue about what ‘they’ want….The public does not stand at the box-office and say: ‘We want a drama after this pattern….’ Quite frankly, I do not believe the public knows what it […]

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Clara Bow – photos and quotes

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Clara Bow

“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 […]

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Theda Bara – photos and quotes

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Theda Bara 1917

“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, […]

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Gary Cooper – photos and quotes

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"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 (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“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 […]

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Olive Borden – Photos and Quotes

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“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 then we’ll have a cunning little bungalow with loads of flowers and maybe a Ford.’ ” – Olive Borden (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“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 […]