Bizarre Los Angeles: The Movie Page

A spin-off of the popular Facebook Page.

"It’s got so that every time I walk into a restaurant I get not only soup but an impersonation of Captain Bligh." — Charles Laughton

A Joan Collins “Dynasty" toy from World Dolls, circa 1985. The asking price on eBay? $200.

"I’m a Geminian; you know, the twins. One half of me loves the high life and bright lights while the other is nauseated by them." — Joan Collins in 1961.

Source: Erskine Johnson

Mannequin (1926)

"The Vitaphone has reached a stage of development which will call for a general weeding out process in the picture business. Those people who train their voices for the stage will remain on the screen. The others will find there is no place place for them in the ‘talkies.’ There will be no more phenomenal jumps from extra to star by mere chance or by winning a beauty contest. A star will be made only through intensive study and those who are not willing to devote their time to it will be compelled to drop out.” — Dolores Costello in 1928.

There is irony behind her “quote.” In 1927, Motion Picture Magazine wrote “Doodness Dracious, Dolores!….Dolores Costello pursued by the villain about a table, lisping, ‘Merthy! Merthy! Perhapth you have a thister of your own.’ ” The same magazine later stated that she still struggled to overcome the new sound technology.

You see, Dolores had a speech impediment that required training in order to hide. Her granddaughter, Drew Barrymore, also has a lisp.

marilynchambersarchive:

Behind the Green Door, 1972

"It’s unfortunate. A lot of people can’t survive the business. They can’t. They just can’t. It’s rough." — Marilyn Chambers on working in the porn industry. In her prime, she earned $100,000 per movie while the other female stars were being paid $1000 per sex scene. However, I seem to recall that Chambers ended up living in a trailer home.

Source: Bruce Rushton
To read more: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2001-06-06/news/porn-again/

chaplinfortheages:

Modern Times - 1936
The end of the silent era, a good-bye to the tramp and the last word “spoken” - Smile, which became the name of his iconic song and quite apropos.
Charlie  Chaplin held out 13 years after the first commercially successful talking film “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, not making a full talking film till 1940 “The Great Dictator”

This was filmed on - Sierra Hwy & Penman Rd Santa Clarita, Ca.

I would love to take a pilgrimage to this iconic site, they claim it has not changed very much.

chaplinfortheages:

Modern Times - 1936

The end of the silent era, a good-bye to the tramp and the last word “spoken” - Smile, which became the name of his iconic song and quite apropos.

Charlie  Chaplin held out 13 years after the first commercially successful talking film “The Jazz Singer” in 1927, not making a full talking film till 1940 “The Great Dictator”

This was filmed on - Sierra Hwy & Penman Rd Santa Clarita, Ca.

I would love to take a pilgrimage to this iconic site, they claim it has not changed very much.

"You live in the present and you eliminate things that don’t matter. You don’t carry the burden of the past. I’m not impressed by the past very much. The past bores me, to tell you the truth; it really bores me. I don’t remember many movies and certainly not my own." — Paulette Goddard