Famous Visitors

Ramon Novarro – photos and quotes

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Ramon Novarro (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“You never see a high-class Mexican on the screen. It is always the poor, uneducated peasant or bandit. Consequently, the American people have come to look upon the Mexicans as a nation of cutthroats. The jails of America are full of criminals and there are just as many more of them at large. But this […]

Silent Film Stars

Virginia Lee Corbin

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Virginia Lee Corbin (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“Oh, you know, I’m going to be a dramatic actress. Yes, by all means. Nothing else is so much fun as that. Oh, I love to cry!” — child star Virginia Lee Corbin in 1921. She was either 6 or 10 years old at the time (due to conflicting accounts of her birth year). Corbin […]

Directors/Producers

James Whale

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"A director must be pretty bad if he can't get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery." -- James Whale (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“A director must be pretty bad if he can’t get a thrill out of war, murder, robbery.” — James Whale   “He influenced every director that came after him in the genre, and his films aren’t relics…That’s quite an achievement.” — biographer James Curtis With director Boris Karloff.   The Bride of Frankenstein (1935). With […]

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

Dorothy Dell

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Dorothty Dell (Bizarre Los Angeles)

CRASH KILLS SCREEN STAR Dorothy Dell in Auto Tragedy Dr. Wagner, Noted Pasadena Surgeon, Driver of Car, Also Meets Death Speeding Machine Strikes Curbing on Curve and Hits Several Trees Los Angeles Times – June 9, 1934 – To the little Mississippi town which she left only a few years ago on the road to […]

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 […]

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 […]