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Take a closer look at the James Dean Tin Sign, as well as LOTS of other James Dean quote signs.
Take a closer look at the James Dean Tin Sign, as well as LOTS of other James Dean quote signs.
“After all, a girl is – well, a girl. It’s nice to be told you’re successful at it.” – Rita Hayworth
“Every man I have ever known has fallen in love with Gilda and awakened with me.” – Rita Hayworth
“(about her marriage to Edward Judson] “I married him for love; he married me for an investment. My husband was always finding fault with me. He was extremely jealous and quarrelsome. I never had any fun. I was never permitted to make any decisions. From the first he told me I couldn’t do anything for myself. My personality crawled deeper and deeper into a shell.” – Rita Hayworth
“All I wanted was just what everybody else wants, you know, to be loved.” – Rita Hayworth
“What surprises me in life are not the marriages that fail, but the marriages that succeed.” – Rita Hayworth
“We are all tied to our destiny and there is no way we can liberate ourselves.” – Rita Hayworth
“I can’t take his genius any more.” (when asked why she divorced Orson Wells) – Rita Hayworth
“I rode on horseback, though I was terrified of them. That was when I was doing westerns. They were something else again. And I did them because that was work, that was my job. So I don’t start from the top.” – Rita Hayworth
“I was never sick during The Lady from Shanghai (1947). Poor Orsie (Orson Welles) was the one who was sick; Harry Cohn made him sick.” – Rita Hayworth
“I couldn’t get used to the New York weather. On one occasion, I was laid up for a week because I caught a severe cold rushing from the dance studio, still soaked with perspiration, back to the hotel for voice lessons.” – Rita Hayworth
“Movies were much better in the days I was doing them.” – Rita Hayworth
“I guess the only jewels of my life were the pictures I made with Fred Astaire.” – Rita Hayworth
“Whatever you write about me, don’t make it sad.” – Rita Hayworth
As someone who is obsessed with pillows AND collects anything and everything “Audrey Hepburn” I’m pretty excited about the beauties shown here. The pillow (above) and the Audrey Hepburn quote pillow case would be gorgeous grouped together. I love that they’re both black and white.
Click through either (or both!) for more information.
Ability is of little account without opportunity. – Lucille Ball
How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them. – Lucille Ball
I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one. – Lucille Ball
I’m not funny. What I am is brave. – Lucille Ball
(About meeting Desi Arnaz for the first time.) It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes. – Lucille Ball
I’m sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn’t think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children. – Lucille Ball
You spell Bob Hope C-L-A-S-S. – Lucille Ball
If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do. – Lucille Ball
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. – Lucille Ball
A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright. – Lucille Ball
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. – Lucille Ball
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. – Lucille Ball
It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. – Lucille Ball
Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. – Lucille Ball
Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt. – Lucille Ball
Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. – Lucille Ball
(About Audrey Hepburn) She’s a tomboy and a fine comedienne. You’d never think of her being able to do my type of comedy. But she can. She has great energy, frail as she looks. But, well, she’s so beautiful, so ethereal, it would be sacrilege to put her through it. – Lucille Ball
Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. – Lucille Ball
One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’ t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball
The more things you do, the more you can do. -Lucille Ball
I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally. – Lucille Ball
I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. – Lucille Ball
Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts. – Lucille Ball
I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can. – Lucille Ball
I will never do another TV series. It couldn’t top I Love Lucy, and I’d be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off. – Lucille Ball
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. – Lucille Ball
You see much more of your children once they leave home. – Lucille Ball
I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways. – Lucille Ball
“People always ask me if I’m like Blanche. And I say, ‘Well, Blanche was an oversexed, self-involved, man-crazy, vain Southern Belle from Atlanta — and I’m not from Atlanta!'” – Rue McClanahan
One of my personal favorite entertainers ever, Rue McClanahan, passed away from a stroke on June 3. Best known as the sexy Blanche Devereaux on Golden Girls, Rue also appeared on Maude as Vivian Cavender Harmon and Mama’s Family as Aunt Fran Crowley. Another early role was on the hugely popular All in the Family.
This hilarious and talented actress was born in 1934 in Oklahoma. In addition to her wonderful work on television, Rue McClanahan was also very well known (and respected) for her charitable work. She lent her hand to organizations fighting against cancer, AIDS, and cruelty against animals.
She was married to her sixth husband, actor Morrow Wilson, at the time of her death.
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It’s pretty depressing that two of the past posts on Hollywood Yesterday are centered around stars we’ve recently lost. But that’s really the whole idea behind Hollywood Yesterday – I wanted a place where the stars, movies, and shows of yesterday could live on forever and continue to touch lives.
This way we never really have to say goodbye. Mostly just, “Thanks.” And to Rue, of course, we have to add, “Thank you for being a Friend.”
The talented and controversial actor Dennis Hopper passed away recently (April 29, 2010). His career, like most careers marked by drug and/or alcohol abuse, was pretty much a roller-coaster ride – one which left his fans wondering what all he could have accomplished if not for his demons.
The ruggedly handsome Dennis Hopper was born on May 17, 1936, in Dodge City, Kansas. He knew, at a very young age, that he wanted to be an actor and appeared in a lot of 1950s television shows, such as “Medic” (1954), “Cheyenne” (1955) and “Sugarfoot” (1957).
His first film role was in Johnny Guitar (1954), which was quickly followed by roles in Rebel Without a Cause (1955), Giant (1956) and Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957). Dennis Hopper became good friends with James Dean, his co-star in Rebel and Giant. He reportedly was shattered when Dean was killed in the infamous car crash in September of 1955.
Dennis Hopper portrayed a young Napoléon Bonaparte in The Story of Mankind (1957), but, in my opinion, was at his most deliciously entertaining portraying villains in westerns such as True Grit (1969) and Hang ‘Em High (1968).
In 1969, Dennis Hopper and fellow actor Peter Fonda teamed with writer Terry Southern to write a road movie script. Hopper directed the low-budget film, titled Easy Rider (1969), which starred Fonda, Hopper and a young Jack Nicholson. The film was a huge success.
Hopper admitted that during the 70s he seriously abused various substances, both legal and illegal. Naturally, none of this led to anything good. He appeared in a couple of forgettable European films over the next eight years, before pulling himself up by the bootstraps with a memorable performance alongside Marlon Brando and Martin Sheen in Francis Ford Coppola’s Vietnam War epic Apocalypse Now (1979).
He also received acclaim for his work in both acting and direction for Out of the Blue (1980).
In the 80s, Dennis Hopper faced his addictions to drugs and alcohol and enrolled in a rehabilitation program. This effort paid off with Rumble Fish (1983), The Osterman Weekend (1983), My Science Project (1985), River’s Edge (1986) and, of course, Blue Velvet (1986).
Dennis Hopper returned to directing in 1988 with the controversial gang film Colors. He put his acting cap back on for roles in Super Mario Bros. (1993), True Romance (1993), Speed (1994/I) Waterworld (1995), The Night We Called It a Day (2003), The Keeper (2004) and Land of the Dead (2005).
Dennis Hopper died from prostate cancer on May 29, 2010 in Venice Beach, California.
Dennis Hopper’s 1970 marriage to Michelle Philips lasted only a few days.
He was a skilled photographer and painter.
He was married a total of 5 times – with 1 child coming from all but 1 of the unions (Philips).
He was married to his 5th bride at the time of his death.
At one time, Dennis Hopper was blackballed from Hollywood roles for eight years.
He was a member of the Republican Party but voted for Barack Obama.
Named James Dean as the best actor he ever worked with.
He thinks that the worst movie that he has ever done was The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2.
Received the 2,403th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on March 26, 2010.
“I’ve been sober now for 18 years. With all the drugs, psychedelics and narcotics I did, I was [really] an alcoholic. Honestly, I only used to do cocaine so I could sober up and drink more. My last five years of drinking was a nightmare. I was drinking a half-gallon of rum with a fifth of rum on the side, in case I ran out, 28 beers a day, and three grams of cocaine just to keep me moving around. And I thought I was doing fine because I wasn’t crawling around drunk on the floor.” (2001)
“I’ve been a Republican since Reagan. I voted for Bush and his father. I don’t tell a lot of people, because I live in a city where somebody who voted for Bush is really an outcast.”
“I should have been dead ten times over. I’ve thought about that a lot. I believe in miracles. It’s an absolute miracle that I’m still around.”
(About James Dean) “Jimmy was the most talented and original actor I ever saw work. He was also a guerrilla artist who attacked all restrictions on his sensibility. Once he pulled a switchblade and threatened to murder his director. I imitated his style in art and in life. It got me in a lot of trouble.”
“There are moments that I’ve had some real brilliance, you know. But I think they are moments. And sometimes, in a career, moments are enough. I never felt I played the great part. I never felt that I directed the great movie. And I can’t say that it’s anybody’s fault but my own.”
“I made a picture called Super Mario Bros. (1993), and my six-year-old son at the time – he’s now 18 – he said, ‘Dad, I think you’re probably a pretty good actor, but why did you play that terrible guy “King Koopa” in “Super Mario Bros.”?’ and I said, ‘Well Henry, I did that so you could have shoes’, and he said, ‘Dad, I don’t need shoes that badly’.”
Click the link below for a list of Dennis Hopper’s best-known movies.
“For Attractive lips, speak words of kindness, For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people, For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry, For Beautiful hair, let a child run their fingers through it once a day, For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and the other for helping others.”
“Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm. As you get older, remember you have another hand: the first is to help yourself, the second is to help others.”
“My own life has been much more than a fairy tale. I’ve had my share of difficult moments, but whatever difficulties I’ve gone through, I’ve always gotten a prize at the end.”
“Success is like reaching an important birthday and finding you’re exactly the same.”
“I never thought I’d land in pictures with a face like mine.”
“I never think of myself as an icon. What is in other people`s minds is not in my mind. I just do my thing.”
“My look is attainable. Women can look like Audrey Hepburn by flipping out their hair, buying the large sunglasses, and the little sleeveless dresses .”
“It’s that wonderful old-fashioned idea that others come first and you come second. This was the whole ethic by which I was brought up. Others matter more than you do, so don’t fuss, dear; get on with it.”
“I was born with an enormous need for affection, and a terrible need to give it.”
“I probably hold the distinction of being one movie star who, by all laws of logic, should never have made it. At each stage of my career, I lacked the experience.”
“I was asked to act when I couldn’t act. I was asked to sing “Funny Face” when I couldn’t sing and dance with Fred Astaire when I couldn’t dance – and do all kinds of things I wasn’t prepared for. Then I tried like mad to cope with it.”
“There are certain shades of limelight that can wreck a girl’s complexion.”
“People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.”
“How shall I sum up my life? I think I’ve been particularly lucky. Does that have something to do with faith also? I know my mother always used to say, ‘Good things aren’t supposed to just fall in your lap. God is very generous, but he expects you to do your part first.’ So you have to make that effort. But at the end of a bad time or a huge effort, I’ve always had – how shall I say it? – the prize at the end. My whole life shows that.”
“I decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.”
“I love people who make me laugh. I honestly think it’s the thing I like most, to laugh. It cures a multitude of ills. It’s probably the most important thing in a person.”
“A quality education has the power to transform societies in a single generation, provide children with the protection they need from the hazards of poverty, labor exploitation and disease, and given them the knowledge, skills, and confidence to reach their full potential.”
Wow. Talk about making a lasting impression. I never realized it until I loooked into it this morning, but Eartha Kitt was actually in only 3 Batman episodes:
It seems like her beautiful face and remarkable voice were around for a lot more. That’s the beauty of syndication.. multiplication.
Sadly, Eartha Kitt passed away yesterday – on Christmas Day.
The 5′ 4″ beauty was born in South Carolina. Her birth was the result of a white plantation owner raping a sharecropper mother of African-American and Cherokee Native American descent. I wasn’t going to include that bit of ugliness in this article, but the fact that Eartha came from such unremarkable beginnings, yet ended her life known the world over strikes me as spectacular!
I also wanted to be clear about why her mother would even think about giving her baby girl away – which she did. By the age of 9, Eartha was living in Harlem. She dropped out of school by the age of 15. Eartha was too busy just trying to survive – school didn’t rank up there with finding a place to sleep and something to eat. During this time, she slept at friends houses and on the subway.
While Eartha Kitt was born with a lot of burdens to bear, she was also born with a lot of talent. She literally sang and danced her way to a better life. Eartha performed with the Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe on a European tour, and she performed as a solist at a Paris night club, where she became a very big deal. Get this, the infamous Orson Welles called her “the most exciting girl in the world.”
Eartha Kitt never shied away from speaking her mind. I guess when you’ve already seen life’s ugliest, you throw caution aside – sort of like, “What do I need with you?!” She was all but booted from the country after making anti-war statements during a White House luncheon with Lady Bird Johnson in 1968. It wasn’t until 1977, under Jimmy Carter’s administration, that she was welcomed back to the White House.
Eartha Kitt Quotes:
“I have a great need for affection from an audience. I don’t know whether this is because I had such a tough life when I was a child.”
At the White House, 1968: “I am a mother and I know the feeling of having a baby come out of my gut. I have a baby and then you send him off to war. No wonder the kids rebel and take pot.”
“I don’t carry myself as a black person, but as a woman that belongs to everybody”
“Jamie and I were like brother and sister. He told me in fact he thought of me as a sister. Our relationship was strictly platonic and spiritual.” (About her friendship with James Dean.)
Eartha Kitt was 81 when she passed away, but (again) thanks to syndication, she’ll forever live on just as we remembered her.
Rest in Purrrrrrrrfect Peace, Eartha.
Vera-Ellen (on the right when the video begins) Trivia:
Rosemary Clooney (on the left when the video begins) Trivia:
According to one of my favorite websites, Popeater, the following celebrities have the following phobias:
Johnny Depp has Coulophobia: A fear of clowns. Johnny told The Courier Mail, “I guess I am afraid of them because it’s impossible — thanks to their painted-on smiles, to distinguish if they are happy or if they’re about to bite your face off.”
Daniel Radcliffe also has a great fear of clowns.
Carmen Electra has a fear of water. “I get terrified anywhere near it and have a panic attack,” she confessed to Sky One Magazine.
Jennifer Aniston developed a fear of flying after being caught in an electrical storm on a flight from Toronto to New York City.
One of my favorite celeb fears is courtesy of Orlando Bloom. The man’s afraid of pigs!
Matthew McConaughey gets all kinds of stressed out around revolving doors.
Justin Timberlake (something we can all relate to) doesn’t confine his fears to just one thing. He lists sharks, spiders and snakes amongst the things he’d never want to encounter.
Sarah Michelle Gellar is extremely afraid of graveyards. According to people who worked with her on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, fake graveyard sets had to be built because she refused to film in graveyards. (From a standpoint of respect and decency, I’d have to side with her on this one!)
With a fear that makes Orlando’s seem more reasonable, one of the greatest actresses of our time, Nicole Kidman, is terrified of butterflies. “Sometimes when I would come home from school the biggest butterfly or moth you’d ever seen would be just sitting on our front gate. I would climb over the fence or crawl around to the side of the house – anything to avoid having to go through the front gate.”
My greatest fear is snakes – but I’m also frightfully claustrophobic and terrified of high places and deep water. How about it? What are your greatest fears? Do you share any of these celebrities fears?