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Let's be Old Hollywood names

I'm twice Academy Award nominee (but not winner) Ruth Chatterton

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 127Last Sunday at 6:12 AM

I was the Jennifer Lawrence of my time!

Or the Ernest Borgnine.

It's been a long time.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 103/12/2019

I'm Janet Gaynor ... the first MRS. NORMAN MAINE

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 203/12/2019

Spring Byington anyone?

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 303/12/2019

Una Merkel

Blanche Yurka

Nina Mae McKinney

Helen Twelvetrees

Bunny Sunshine

Zasu Pitts

Agnes Ayres

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 403/12/2019

Helen Twelvetrees - my favorite actress

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 503/13/2019

Mary Miles Minter.

Mary!!!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 603/13/2019

Debette Goldry

Gaye Fontaine

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 703/13/2019

Hedda Hopper

Louella Parsons

Fay Bainter

Gale Sondergaard

Alice Brady

Stu Erwin

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 803/13/2019

Mildred Harris

Lilyan Tashman

Mary Eaton

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 903/13/2019

Anna Q. Nilsson

Claire Windsor

Alla Nazimova

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1003/13/2019

I'm Franklin Pangborn.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1103/13/2019

I'm Marie Dressler.

And I'm Louise Dresser.

And I'm Louise Closser Hale.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1203/13/2019

Grady Sutton

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1303/13/2019

David Manners

Kent Douglass, then Douglass Montgomery

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1403/13/2019

Snitz Edwards

Daphne Pollard

Raymond Griffith

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1503/13/2019

Sam De Grasse

Francis X. Bushman

Nita Naldi

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1603/13/2019

I'm homo Nils Asther, who was pressured into a beard marriage by MGM!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1703/13/2019

Ann Sheridan

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1803/13/2019

I'm Richard Arlen and Buddy Rogers sharing a tender moment toward the end of *Wings*.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 1903/13/2019

Rock Hudson

Tab Hunter

Chad Everett

Nick Adams

Guy Madison

Troy Donahue

Rory Calhoun

Yale Summers

Clint Walker

Doug McClure

Dack Rambo

Ty Hardin

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2003/13/2019

Queenie O'Brien

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2103/13/2019

R20, you forgot me!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2203/13/2019

Anita Louise Theda Bara Clara Bow Dorothy Sabastian Agnes Morehead Dolores Costello

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2303/13/2019

I’m Jean Arthur.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2403/13/2019

Minerva Urecal

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2503/13/2019

I forgot Lya De Putti .

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2603/13/2019

Cary Grant

Joan Crawford

Fred Astaire

Judy Garland

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2703/13/2019

Skelton Knaggs

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2803/13/2019

Van Nest Polglase---Look it up.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 2903/13/2019

Vilma Banky and Rod LaRocque

Hollywood's first lavender marriage.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3003/13/2019

Edith Head

Orry-Kelly

Jean Louis

Travis Banton

Adrian

Irene

Irene Sharaff

Even the Costume Designers had exciting names!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3103/13/2019

Beverly Roberts

Glynis Johns

Jean Arthur

Ann Richards

Gladys George

Jean Peters

Penny Edwards

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3203/13/2019

Lina Lamont

Sugarpuss O'Shea

Norma Desmond

Vicky Lester

Norman Maine

Don Lockwood

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3303/13/2019

Googie Withers here!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3403/13/2019

Pola Negri

Jobyna Ralston

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3503/13/2019

Gustav von Seyfertitz

Doro Merande

Tempe Piggot

Evelyn Venable

Adeline deWalt Reynolds

Victor Mature

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3603/13/2019

Jetta Goudal

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3703/13/2019

THEDA BARA = ARAB DEATH

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3803/13/2019

Lupe Velez

Edna Purviance

Anita Page

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 3903/13/2019

G.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4003/13/2019

Walter Pidgeon

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4103/13/2019

Jeanette MacDonald

Nelson Eddy

Marjorie Main

Gene Raymond

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4203/13/2019

Vivian Vance

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4303/13/2019

In case you forgot, “The world of the heterosexual is a sick and boring life!”.~ Edith Massey

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4403/13/2019

Rod Le Roc

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4503/13/2019

Hi I’m Molly Wemple! I just arrived in Hollywood straight off the Greyhound from Sioux City, Iowa. My mama always said I should be in picture, so here I am!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4603/13/2019

Ramon Novarro

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4703/13/2019

We're the Joans. Crawford, Bennett, Leslie, Caulfield, Davis

We're the Powells. William, Dick, Eleanor, Jane

We're the Jeans. Arthur, Harlow, Parker

We're the Genes. Tierney, Kelly, Nelson

We're the Rogerses. Will, Ginger, Roy

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4803/13/2019

WE'RE the Jeans: Simmons, Peters, Gabin, Marais, Negulesco

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 4903/13/2019

I am the ravishing Bebe Daniels.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5003/13/2019

I am Republic Pictures superstar Vera Hruba Ralston.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5103/13/2019

Florence Lawrence - the first film star known by name. Forgoten and impoverished munched on ant paste as her last supper.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5203/13/2019

Greta "I van't to be alone and minge munching" Garbo

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5303/13/2019

Louise Fazenda

Flora Fiinch

John Bunny

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5403/13/2019

Ramon "I have not chocked to death on antique bronze dildo" Novarro

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5503/13/2019

R52 BUT William Mann wrote a novel based on her life, "The Biograph Girl," that tells a different story. Very entertaining.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5603/13/2019

I'm Gustav von Seyffertitz.

Even I'm not sure how my last name was pronounced, but I had a Hollywood career from 1917-1939. I died in 1943 at the age of 81.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5703/13/2019

I'm Peg Entwistle. I jumped to my death off the H in the Hollywood sign at the age of 32. The Who wrote a song about me.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5803/13/2019

Archie Leach, "I'll be with you in a minute!"

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 5903/13/2019

I am Virginia Rappe, if you don't remember me ask Fatty Arbucle...

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6003/13/2019

I'm Sonja Henie. I was once engaged to noted heterosexualist, Liberace.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6103/13/2019

Shame on you, R31 - you forgot Omar Kiam!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6203/13/2019

Billie Burke

Margaret Hamilton

Edward Everett Horton

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6303/13/2019

Butterfly McQueen

Hattie McDaniel

Eddie "Rochester" Anderson

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6403/14/2019

Norma Desmond

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6503/14/2019

Anna May Wong Bitches.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6603/14/2019

Laura Hope Crews

Boris Karloff

Norma Shearer

Shirley Temple

Cantinflas

Paulette Goddard

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6703/14/2019

Astrid Allwyn

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6803/14/2019

Gwili Andre - best name ever!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 6903/14/2019

I don't know why the OP is greyed out. Are trolls at work? I haven't seen a Ruth Chatterton movie yet but her reputation doesn't call for a F&F response.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7003/14/2019

I'm Richard Barthlemess and all I do is stare.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7103/14/2019

RIN TIN TIN

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7203/14/2019

R70 Ruth was quite a gal. Became an aviatrix. When Mary Astor endured that custody case that involved her racy diary, Ruth attended, for moral support. She was married for a while to noted pussyhound George Brent, who co-starred with Davis in 78 movies.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7303/14/2019

I was screwing Archie Leach ... jelous bitches?

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7403/14/2019

Steffi Duna

Elissa Landi

Adrienne Ames

Ilona (that's "i" then "l") Massey

Lya de Putti

Rafaela Ottianol

Jinx Falkenberg

Milizia Korjus (They called her "Gorgeous Korjus")

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7503/14/2019

I was relatively unknown in the Land of Free - due to your censorship bitches, but quite famous everywhere else in the 1910s

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7603/14/2019

Lya de Putti? Please .... she makes to many faces.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7703/14/2019

But not too many faces

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7803/14/2019

Constance and Joan Bennett

Norma and Dolores Talmadge

Priscilla and Rosemary Lane

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 7903/14/2019

Vera-Ellen

Ann-Margret

Margo

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8003/14/2019

Mary Miles Minter

Olive Thomas

Miriam Hopkins

Beulah Bondi

Faye Bainter

Mildred Dunnock

Minnie Maddern Fiske

Marion Davies

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8103/14/2019

Edna May Oliver

Marcia Mae Jones

Nigel Bruce

David Bruce

Virginia Bruce

Virginia Van Upp

Harry Von Zell

Theodore Von Eltz

Elisha Cook, Jr

Elissa Landi

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8203/14/2019

Someone with more energy than me should really do a list of all the stars with alliterative names, like Marilyn Monroe.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8303/14/2019

Anna Sten

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8403/14/2019

Maria Montez

Turhan Bey

Sabu

Acquanetta

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8503/14/2019

Belita

Sir Lancelot

Zorina

Vera-Ellen

Nazimova

Gregory Gaye

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8603/14/2019

Some favorite off camera names

Rex Wimpy

Gaetano Gaudio (Tony)

Anton Grot

Milo Anderson

Natalie Kalmus

Darrell Silvera

Erich Wolfgang Korngold

Hal Pereria

And a particular fave...Farciot Edouart

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8703/14/2019

I used to confuse Farciot with Travis Banton.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8803/14/2019

Clark Goebbel

Betty Graebel

In their home country spellings.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 8903/14/2019

Carole Lombard

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9003/14/2019

R1 fun fact: Marie Dressler was a good friend of gay and much-younger actor Richard Cromwell, who was the first husband of Angela Lansbury. Briefly

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9103/14/2019

I'm Louise Fazenda! Charm and character wit personified, but I'm married to Hal Wallis so ultimately being a rich society woman is more interesting than pursuing my career.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9203/14/2019

I'm Lash La Rue! Public kink even in the golden era.......Who knew?

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9303/14/2019

I'm Jack LaRue. Sizzling!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9403/14/2019

If you,Google lash larue, nuvo, you'll find a lively article about that scamp. Also, on YouTube, he demos whip technique for David Letterman.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9503/14/2019

Margo (Mrs. Eddie Albert)

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9603/14/2019

Eric Blore

Erik Rhodes

Alice Brady

Helen Broderick

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9703/14/2019

I'm Wini Shaw!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9803/14/2019

What idiot just keeps listing names? Thanks so much, we could get that much out of wikipedia.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 9903/14/2019

I'm Baby Peggy!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 10003/14/2019

Edward Everett Horton.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 10103/14/2019

R99 is super at kvetching.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 10203/14/2019

Donald Meek, diminutive character actor of the 1930s-40s who always played timid, fearful and hen-pecked roles. Meek was his real name.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 103Last Friday at 5:29 AM

Bettina Dawes

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 104Last Friday at 5:45 AM

Splangler Arlington Brough

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 105Last Friday at 6:50 AM

Maria Ouspenskaya -queen of the on screen Gypsies!!!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 106Last Friday at 11:32 AM

I'm Gloria Stuart.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 107Last Friday at 11:47 AM

I'm Anna Sten, Sam Goldwyn's answer to Garbo. He dropped me after three flops.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 108Last Friday at 1:03 PM

I am Sigrid Gurie, another one of Samuel Goldwyn's failed attempts at launching a new Garbo. Billed as "The Norwegian Garbo" or "The Siren of the Fjords," I was actually born in exotic Brooklyn.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 109Last Friday at 6:54 PM

I'm Franciska Gaal, another one of those European glamour gals brought over to be the next Dietrich or Garbo. Like Anna Sten.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 110Last Friday at 6:57 PM

I'm Isa Miranda, the "Italian Marlene Dietrich." I briefly had a Hollywood career at Paramount. But, I guess one Dietrich was enough.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 111Last Friday at 7:01 PM

We're Ona Munson and Osa Massen. We're not the same person.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 112Last Friday at 7:32 PM

I'm Alice Faye. I was a box office superstar.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 113Last Friday at 8:58 PM

I guess I should have posted a picture of Anna Sten.

Now I have.

By the way, Sten was from Germany.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 114Last Saturday at 2:50 PM

Barbara LaMarr

Hedy Lamarr

Dorothy Lamour

Bessie Love

Louise Lovely

Linda Lovelace

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 115Last Saturday at 3:32 PM

Tallulah Bankhead.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 116Last Saturday at 3:43 PM

Dita Parlo

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 117Last Saturday at 4:04 PM

I'm Charles Starrett.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 118Last Saturday at 4:18 PM

I’m Bess Flowers, The Queen of the Hollywood Extras. I appeared in over 350 films and countless TV shows. Here I am on the left, in one of my most famous appearances. Have you seen any of my pictures?

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 119Last Saturday at 4:41 PM

R114 I think Sten had some Slavic ancestry. She was gorgeous (obviously).

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 120Last Saturday at 4:59 PM

Bess, honey, it would be hard NOT to see any of your pictures.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 121Last Saturday at 5:01 PM

R120 That's about all she was. Goldwyn signed her before knowing that A.) she couldn't speak English and B.) she couldn't act. He hired her strictly based on her looks.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 122Last Saturday at 6:57 PM

I'm Norma Varden. I made dozens of movies and to portrayed some memorable characters in classic films such as Casablanca, National Velvet, Strangers on a Train, Witness for the Prosecution, The Sound of Music and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, I was also Mrs. Benson who belongs in another thread because I switched apartments with Lucy and Ricky.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 123Last Saturday at 7:09 PM

I'm Evelyn Varden, who SOME people confused with Norma, though I'm the the one who starred in The Bad Seed AND Night of the Hunter.

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 124Last Saturday at 9:01 PM

Starred, Evelyn?

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 125Last Saturday at 9:11 PM

I’m Leona Richards. For 40 years I played such roles as "nightclub patron", "party guest", "restaurant patron", "court spectator", and in a memorable episode of "Murder She Wrote", "mourner." That’s me sitting just behind Lucy, playing the role of "audience member."

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 126Last Sunday at 6:12 AM

I’m must be getting senile, my name is Leoda, not Leona!

by Beulah Bondi hehereply 127Last Sunday at 6:12 AM
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