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CONSTANCE TALMADGE : PRETTY BUT TROUBLED SILENT FILM STAR | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

This vintage real photo postcard features pretty film actress, Constance Talmadge (1898-1973). She was a silent film star and the sister of actresses Norma and Natalie Talmadge. Constance was born … Continue reading

07/28/2020

YVONNE ARNAUD: BEAUTIFUL FRENCH PIANIST, SINGER, AND ACTRESS | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

The pretty woman seen in this vintage real photo postcard is Germaine Yvonne Arnaud (1890-1958). She had a noteworthy career as a pianist, singer, and actress. She was most popular … Continue reading

05/23/2020 · Leave a comment

Francis Cuka Obituary

Although she became one of the most loved and reliable of character actors on stage and television, Frances Cuka, who has died aged 83, seemed destined for stardom when her … Continue reading

02/22/2020

Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1899) | FROM THE BYGONE

Sarah Bernhardt (1844-1925) by Lafayette as Hamlet, 1899 More photos via Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet (1899) | FROM THE BYGONE

08/10/2018 · 2 Comments

GIULIETTA MASINA (1921-1994) – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

Giulietta Masina (1921-1994). Click here for more photos: GIULIETTA MASINA – Beauty Bellezza Beauté

03/13/2018 · 2 Comments

Quote • IMELDA STAUNTON • Film Stardom

‘Well, my parents were working people. You just worked. I’ve always wanted a long career, not an instant one. I left RADA [Royal Academy of Dramatic Art], I worked in … Continue reading

02/03/2018 · 3 Comments

Quote • HELEN MIRREN • Looks

Helen Mirren would rather not be the poster woman for ageing gracefully. In fact, she’s “a bit cross” that she’s been getting so much attention for her looks in recent years. … Continue reading

01/11/2018 · 6 Comments

Norma Shearer: The Subtle Magnet | Travalanche

I have a friend — a female friend — who never talks about Norma Shearer (1902-1983) without talking about how ugly and unappealing she finds her. I suppose my friend … Continue reading

08/13/2017 · 2 Comments

“Vamp” – Theda Bara | The Müscleheaded Blog

There was no actress who steamed up the screens of early motion picture theatres more than Theda Bara – – She has been called the original ‘vamp’: and she really was the … Continue reading

08/10/2017 · 5 Comments

Ava Gardner says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

“She made movies, she made out and she made a fucking mess of her life, but she never made jam.” (Ava Gardner describing her life) Source: Ava Gardner says: | … Continue reading

08/05/2017 · 2 Comments

10 Questions for actress Tracy-Ann Oberman: “it’s made me pretty fearless”

What do you call a woman who murdered Dirty Den, is the darling of TV comedy producers, writes radio plays about the golden age of Hollywood, hosted and judged Channel … Continue reading

07/08/2017 · 3 Comments

“To give a character life… arrive on screen with a past.” – Art of Quotation

“To give a character life in a short space of time, it helps if you arrive on screen with a past.” — Jeanne Moreau, French, actress Source: “To give a … Continue reading

06/28/2017 · 6 Comments

Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” (1932) | FROM THE BYGONE

Hal Phyfe, Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” directed by John Francis Dillon, 1932… Source: Clara Bow in “Call Her Savage” (1932) | FROM THE BYGONE

06/22/2017 · 6 Comments

Elizabeth Taylor on Mike Nichols: He Freed Me

I knew specifics of film. I was aware of specificity, you know? I knew where the lights were or should be; I knew how to move around a set like … Continue reading

06/15/2017 · 8 Comments

The Ups and Downs of Lina Basquette | Travalanche

Lina Basquette (Lena Copeland Baskette) was born on April 19, 1907. Basquette was a star of stage and screen through several different phases but is perhaps best remembered today for … Continue reading

06/04/2017 · 1 Comment

The Amazing Lauren Bacall by Nina Leen for Life Magazine (1945) | FROM THE BYGONE

Lauren Bacall (1924 – 2014) began her career in the 1940s as a model, before making her debut as a leading lady with Humphrey Bogart in the film To Have … Continue reading

05/23/2017 · 5 Comments

PRISCILLA DEAN: TALENTED SILENT FILM ACTRESS AND LESS TALENTED “TALKIE” ACTRESS | THE CABINET CARD GALLERY

Priscilla Dean (1896-1987) was a popular American actress who appeared in both silent films and theatre productions. Her career spanned two decades. She was born in New York to a … Continue reading

05/21/2017 · 2 Comments

Quote • GLENDA JACKSON • Theatre People

“One of the amazing things about theatre people is that you might not see each other for years, and then when you do it’s as if you’d just walked into … Continue reading

05/13/2017 · 2 Comments

Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists (1920s-1930s) | FROM THE BYGONE

Marlene Dietrich (1901-1992). Her earliest professional stage appearances were as a chorus girl on tour with Guido Thielscher’s Girl-Kabarett vaudeville-style entertainments, and in Rudolf Ne… Source: Vintage Photos of Berlin Cabaret Artists … Continue reading

05/11/2017 · 1 Comment

Did You Know…? Peg Woffington and David Garrick | Rogues & Vagabonds

Did you know that the Irish actress Peg Woffington [c 1718 to 1760] was once the mistress of David Garrick [1717 to 1779] and that they lived together in London at No … Continue reading

02/20/2017 · Leave a comment

Did You Hear? • WHAT KIND OF FOOL AM I? • 2003

They don’t prepare you for this sort of thing at drama school,’ said actor Phil Rose when he found himself having to deal with an elderly, drunken performer. Rose was … Continue reading

02/10/2017 · 7 Comments

Lotte Lenya by George Hoyningen-Huene – Art Bacchant

Photo post. Source: George Hoyningen-Huene – Art Bacchant

02/07/2017 · 6 Comments

Archive Obituary • MARY HAYLEY BELL • Actress & Writer • 2006

The actress and writer Mary Hayley Bell, better known as Lady Mills, died at the age of 94 on 1 December 2005. Although her last years were blighted by Alzheimer’s, … Continue reading

01/31/2017 · Leave a comment

Theatrical links and war heroes in Bedford Park, Chiswick – House Historian

In looking through the 1891 census for Bath Road, which runs along the boundary of Bedford Park, I found the widowed, Marie Saker, recorded as an actress. She was living … Continue reading

01/18/2017 · 2 Comments

“take your broken heart, make it into art.” – Art of Quotation

“As my friend, the dear departed Princess Leia, said to me once, take your broken heart, make it into art.” — Meryl Streep, actress, from her 2017 Golden Globes acceptance … Continue reading

01/10/2017 · 6 Comments

Quote • LIZ SMITH • Attitude to Success | Rogues & Vagabonds

FROM THE ARCHIVE 14-10-14 “If it hasn’t happened to you by the time you’re 25, don’t give up.” Liz Smith, who was already 50 when director Mike Leigh offered her … Continue reading

12/26/2016 · Leave a comment

Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died aged 95 | Television & radio | The Guardian

Bafta award-winning actor, who also appeared in the Vicar of Dibley and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, died on Christmas Eve… Source: Liz Smith, The Royle Family actor, has died … Continue reading

12/26/2016 · 1 Comment

The First Movie About the Titanic Starred a Titanic Survivor | Atlas Obscura

It can feel like modern Hollywood is too quick to make entertainment out of tragedy, but it turns out that’s always been the case. The first Titanic film was actually … Continue reading

12/14/2016 · 3 Comments

Archive Obituary • JUDY CAMPBELL • 2004

British actress | 31st May 1916 – 6th June 2004 From a husky nightingale to a theatrical career spanning over sixty years, Judy Campbell, who said “The wonderful thing about … Continue reading

12/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Kim Novak for Bell, Book and Candle (1958) | FROM THE BYGONE

Kim Novak for Bell, Book and Candle, 1958… Source: Kim Novak for Bell, Book and Candle (1958) | FROM THE BYGONE

11/12/2016 · 1 Comment