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"After Trade Winds was released, I was greeted as Miss Lamarr in dimly lit restaurants. Personally, I liked the idea of escaping from all that bland, blonde innocence and thought the whole thing was very funny, but I don`t think Hedy found the comparisons very amusing."

(on her sister Constance): "That beautiful sister of mine was an overwhelming and volatile mixture. One had the feeling that she`d been shot from a canon and showered her sparks over an incredulous world with no thought or care where they fell, a carbon copy of father. She was like some silvery comet who streaked through life with daring speed, the wellspring of which was an inner confidence that I deeply admired. At times, particularly in childhood, I was intimidated by her but she dictated from an aura of affection for me that was never threatening."

"Meryl Streep can act Polish or English or Australian but she sure as hell can`t act blonde."

(on Hollywood attorney Jerry Giesler) "Whenever trouble arose in Hollywood, the first cry for legal help was, `Get Giesler!`."

`My film career faded. A man can go on playing certain roles till he`s sixty. But not a woman` `The golden age is gone, and with it most of the people of great taste. It doesn`t seem to be any fun any more` (1984)

"I feel positively like a Beatle, " Joan Bennett in response to the attention she was getting with the success of Dark Shadows.

"I don`t think much of most of the films I made, but being a movie star was something I liked very much."


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