A Quote on Thursday

Buster KeatonQuoted by Buster Keaton:

“Is Hollywood the cruelest city in the world? Well, it can be. New York can be like that, too. You can be a Broadway star here one night, and something happens, and then you’re out – nobody knows you on the street. They forget you ever lived. It happens in Hollywood, too.”

Paulette GoddardQuoted by Paulette Goddard:

You live in the present and you eliminate things that don’t matter. You don’t carry the burden of the past.”

Charlie ChaplinQuoted by Charlie Chaplin:

Failure is important. It takes courage to make a fool of yourself.”

Fatty ArbuckleQuoted by Fatty Arbuckle:

Life is a pie fight and then you die.

Clara BowQuoted by Clara Bow:

We had individuality. We did as we pleased. We stayed up late. We dressed the way we wanted. I used to whiz down Sunset Boulevard in my open Kissel, with several red Chow dogs to match my hair. Today, they’re sensible and end up with better health. But we had more fun.”

Cecil B DeMille

Quoted by Cecil B. DeMille:

What I have crossed out I didn’t like. What I haven’t crossed out I’m dissatisfied with.

Friday Facts

Welcome to Friday Facts; our new weekly post topic, through which we will dig up and post the most interesting silent era trivia we can find! If you have anything you want to add to these posts, or even if you have trivia of your own, please don’t be a stranger and let us know! We’d love to hear from you!

Did you know that several of the Silent Era movie stars had nicknames of which they were well know by:

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Oliver Hardy – Babe

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Rudolph Valentino – Latin Lover

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Mary Pickford – America’s Sweetheart

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Greta Garbo – The Face

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Roscoe Arbuckle – Fatty

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John Gilbert – The Great Lover