"Very early on you figure out that you put your self-esteem in the hands of strangers. There’s a different commodity. There’s the Helena Bonham Carter that everyone thinks they know, who really has nothing to do with me. But you just have to let that go."

Claudette Colbert in "Imitation Of Life" (1934)

"Acting is the easiest job in the world, and I’m the luckiest guy. All I have to do is be at the studio on time, and know my lines. The wardrobe department tells me what to wear, the assistant director tells me where to go, the director tells me what to do. What could be easier?"

Marlene Dietrich, c.1932

classicmoviegal:

Me: “I’m gonna watch some old movies on the plane.”

Friend: “Oh like 80’s movies?”

Me: image

marypickfords:

Kay Francis in Paramount on Parade (1930)