Celebrity Portraits

Buster Crabbe – photos and quotes

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“They can tell me more about myself in these films than I can remember.” — Buster Crabbe on Flash Gordon buffs.   The 1932 Los Angeles Olympic Games. Clarence “Buster” Crabbe is seen competing in the 400-meter freestyle competition for which he won the Gold. Crabbe, a USC graduate, was subsequently signed to a Hollywood contract.   […]

Celebrity Portraits

Audie Murphy – photos and quotes

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"I'd like to be as good an actor as they tell me I was a soldier." -- Audie Murphy (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’d like to be as good an actor as they tell me I was a soldier.” — Audie Murphy Source: Virginia MacPherson (1946)     “I used to think there could be nothing worse than war than killing and maybe being killed and seeing your buddies killed. But in a way that was simple compared […]

Forgotten Stars

Barbara Worth

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Barbara Worth (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Barbara Worth’s fame was largely overshadowed by the popular novel and film, The Winning of Barbara Worth, which had no connection to her. She was born Verna Louise Dooley in 1906 but it is not clear where. Press releases and early U.S. Census records claim that she was born in Columbus, Ohio, in 1906. Her death […]

Silent Film Stars

G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson

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Broncho Billy Anderson (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’ve always been something of a Lone Ranger.” — G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson Source: Bob Thomas (1958)     “When I decided to start making western pictures…I went out to a ranch at Amarillo, Texas, and learned how to ride.” — G.M. “Broncho Billy” Anderson Source: Robbin Coons (1944) Image: 1914    

Character Actors

Harry Carey

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Harry Carey

“The main trouble with the picture industry today is this business of imitating. It’s done for money. Art is a slight consideration with most producers. Yet a picture that lacks art doesn’t make money. The fellows who are getting the most out of the business are the ones who are doing something new.” — Harry […]

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 […]