Celebrity Portraits

Capucine photos & quotes

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"The story of being discovered as a Cinderella is nonsense. I do not know where to say it began. But I believe I wanted escape. I wanted to escape my own environment." -- Capucine (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The story of being discovered as a Cinderella is nonsense. I do not know where to say it began. But I believe I wanted escape. I wanted to escape my own environment.” — Capucine Source: Bernard Gavzer (1964)     “I’m a name dropper.” — Capucine, explaining why she goes by one name. Source: James […]

Forgotten Stars

Lynne Baggett

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Lynne Baggett

Pills Blamed In Death of Lynne Baggett HOLLYWOOD (AP) March 23, 1960 — Death climaxed a long series of personal misfortunes Tuesday for actress Lynne Baggett. The 32-year-old blonde was found dead in her bed, clad in a pink shorty nightgown and white panties. There was a quantity of pills nearby. [Note: Baggett was actually […]

Forgotten Stars

Inger Stevens – photos and quotes

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Inger Stevens

“Sometimes I could get so lonely I could scream.” — Inger Stevens Source: Bob Thomas (1959)   “At that moment, it seemed the only thing left to do with my life. I’d taken a good look at the people around me and at myself. And all I saw was emptiness. I sat in my little […]

Celebrity Portraits

Jean Seberg – photos and quotes

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Jean Seberg

“I never knew until I came here that somebody could be really nice to you for years and really hate your guts. Happens all the time here.” — Jean Seberg commenting about her experience with Hollywood.   “In many ways I’m very privileged. I only work with people who are good.” — Jean Seberg Source: […]

Silent Film Stars

Marion Aye – Tragic film player

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Marion Aye

Marion Aye (1903-1951) is a forgotten silent film player with a tragic story. She was born Maryon Eloise Aye in Chicago, Illinois, in 1903. Her father, James, was an attorney and her mother, Eloise, was a homemaker. She also had one younger brother named James Jr. In 1911, the Ayes moved to Los Angeles and […]

Character Actors

Hervé Villechaize

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Hervé Villechaize

“He was a very small man and he used to touch me and I used to say, ‘Don’t touch me. You are diseased.’ I wasn’t being cruel about his size, it was just that he was a sex maniac. He had a lust for ladies, unnatural.” — Roger Moore Source: Stefan Kyriazis (2016) Photo: The […]

Forgotten Stars

Sheila Terry

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Sheila Terry

“You learn to crawl before you walk, and breaking into pictures is the same thing. I don’t think I’ll play anymore secretaries, but I was glad to do them – every one was training.” — Sheila Terry in 1933   “B. P. Schulberg borrows Sheila Terry from Warners for the second lead in Madame Butterfly. I’m […]

Directors/Producers

W.S. Van Dyke – photos and quotes

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W.S. Van Dyke

“Yep, this business is the biggest gamble. It’s very true here that prosperity is just around the corner. And there are a lot of corners in making pictures.” — W.S. Van Dyke Source: 1937   “There’s a movie boner in ‘Naughty Marietta’ which no one noticed. I’m surprised no one saw it. Miss MacDonald is […]

Character Actors

Ned Finley – photos and quotes

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Ned Finley

“You know, most anybody can be nice, but you’ve got some work ahead of you to make everybody in the audience honestly hate you. The villains generally have the best acting parts in the story. They make the situations for the hero-boys, and make them stand out. If you want to see a leading man lose […]

Silent Film Stars

Max Linder – photos and quotes

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Max Linder

“I am here again, sadder myself, but, I believe, more capable to make others laugh. It has been a terrible experience I have been through. I have seen men suffer; I have seen men die; I have been close to death myself. You think, monsieur, that this experience would kill all the laughter in me? […]