Posts Tagged ‘Gloria Swanson’

Rudolph Valentino – A Pictorial

 

“What is your motto Mr. Valentino? Live and Let Live.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino (May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

Rudolph Valentino
(May 6, 1895 – August 23, 1926)

 

“Women are not in love with me but with the picture of me on the screen. I am merely the canvas upon which the women paint their dreams.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino

Rudolph Valentino

 

“To generalize on women is dangerous. To specialize in them is infinitely worse.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino in "Blood and Sand" (1922)

Rudolph Valentino in “Blood and Sand” (1922)

 

“I really believe i was happier when i slept on a park bench in Central Park than during all the years of the `perfect lover` stuff.`” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino with Gloria Swanson in "Beyond the Rocks" (1922)

Rudolph Valentino with Gloria Swanson in
“Beyond the Rocks” (1922)

 

“I am beginning to look more and more like my miserable imitators.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino with Vilma Banky in "The Son of the Sheik" (1926)

Rudolph Valentino with Vilma Banky in
“The Son of the Sheik” (1926)

 

“A man should control his life. Mine is controlling me.” ~ Rudolph Valentino

 

Rudolph Valentino with his wife Natacha Rambova

Rudolph Valentino with his wife Natacha Rambova

 

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Charlie Chaplin – A Pictorial

 

“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin

 

“I thought I would dress in baggy pants, big shoes, a cane and a derby hat. everything a contradiction: the pants baggy, the coat tight, the hat small and the shoes large.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin

 

“I remain just one thing, and one thing only, and that is a clown. It places me on a far higher plane than any politician.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin as The Tramp 1915

 

“All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin and Jackie Coogan in “The Kid” (1921)

 

“Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Gloria Swanson, Charles Chaplin and Marion Davies at the premiere of “City Lights” in Los Angeles – January 30, 1931

 

“The glamour of it all! New York! America!” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, and Douglas Fairbanks, Sr.

 

“I have no further use for America. I wouldn’t go back there if Jesus Christ was President.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

Charlie Chaplin and Paulette Goddard at a dinner honoring Walt Disney Sep. 28, 1933, Hollywood (Image by Bettmann/Corbis)

 

“I am at peace with God. My conflict is with Man.” ~ Charlie Chaplin

 

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Gloria Swanson – A Pictorial

 

“I have gone through a long apprenticeship. I have gone through enough of being a nobody. I have decided that when I am a star, I will be every inch and every moment the star! Everybody from the studio gateman to the highest executive will know it.” ~ Gloria Swanson in 1922

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“All they had to do was put my name on a marquee and watch the money roll in.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“It’s amazing to find that so many people, who I thought really knew me, could have thought that ‘Sunset Boulevard’ was autobiographical. I’ve got nobody floating in my swimming pool.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“I’ve given my memoirs far more thought than any of my marriages. You can’t divorce a book.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“I think all this talk about age is foolish. Every time I’m one year older, everyone else is too.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson

 

“When I die, my epitaph should read: She Paid the Bills. That’s the story of my private life.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

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Gloria Swanson and Carole Lombard

 

Gloria Swanson and Carole Lombard

 

Gloria Swanson and Carole Lombard - early 1930's

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Gloria Swanson: The Early Years – A Pictorial

 

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“By the time I was 15, my mother had turned me into a real clotheshorse.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson in "Don't Change Your Husband" (1919)

Gloria Swanson in “Don’t Change Your Husband” (1919)

 

“I was married when I was 17. I knew nothing. I was full of romance.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson -- 1921 photo by James Abbe

Gloria Swanson — 1921 photo by James Abbe

 

“I was 25 and the most popular celebrity in the world, with the possible exception of my friend Mary Pickford.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson 1922 Photo

Gloria Swanson 1922

 

“After 16 years in pictures I could not be intimidated easily, because I knew where all the skeletons were buried.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson from "Zaza" (1923)

Gloria Swanson from “Zaza” (1923)

 

“Life and death. They are somehow sweetly and beautifully mixed, but I don’t know how.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

Gloria Swanson in "Stage Struck" (1925)

Gloria Swanson in “Stage Struck” (1925)

 

“Nobody gets something for nothing.” ~ Gloria Swanson

 

 Gloria Swanson 1930 Photo

Gloria Swanson 1930

 

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