Celebrity Portraits

Salma Hayek – photos and quotes

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"I just have to be very careful not to get stuck. I've been training as an actress for a very long time, and there are other parts of me that I'd like to show." -- Salma Hayek (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I just have to be very careful not to get stuck. I’ve been training as an actress for a very long time, and there are other parts of me that I’d like to show.” — Salma Hayek Source: Rene Rodriguez (1995) Photo: Allure/Patrick Demarchelier   “I was petrified. I had nightmares about the snake for […]

Silent Film Stars

Lya de Putti

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The first English word Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti learned when she came to America to make movies was "Applesauce," which was 1920s slang for "nonsense." (Bizarre Los Angeles)

The first English word Hungarian silent film star Lya de Putti learned when she came to America to make movies was “Applesauce,” which was 1920s slang for “nonsense.”     De Putti was the subject of many sensational stories in Europe before coming to Hollywood. Below is one of those stories. There is no author to […]

Silent Film Stars

Virginia Pearson

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Virginia Pearson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Virginia Pearson Spends Thousands to Regain Beauty for Fling in Movies by Grant Marsden San Bernardino Sun, Aug. 24, 1924 LOS ANGELES – For five years Virginia Pearson was one of the nobility of the republic. She was a movie star. One day an auto skidded into a telephone pole and overturned. The chauffeur was […]

Forgotten Stars

Lolita Lee

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Lolita Lee

Lolita Lee, who looks more like Barbara La Marr than the late screen vampire resembled herself, is going to carry on for the girl who was “too beautiful to live.” The Spanish-French mixture who hails from San Francisco is the girl who made possible the finishing of Barbara‘s last picture, released to the public on […]

Silent Film Stars

Priscilla Dean – photos and quotes

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Priscilla Dean

“I’ve a reputation for temperamental display. Surely, I have an awful temper. But I’ve tried to be a good sport. I don’t ‘show off’ just to make a fuss. When I cut loose it’s because I feel I have a just grievance.” — Priscilla Dean  Source: Myrtle Gebhart (1924)   “You know, back in the […]

Forgotten Stars

Rita Gam – photos and quotes

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Rita Gam

“Just last month, I was asked to do another of those barbarian things — and my answer was ‘never again.’ I mean it. If I can’t play good American girls, I’d much rather not work.” — Rita Gam in 1961. Here she is playing Attila the Hun’s daughter in Sign of the Pagan (1954).   […]