Felix In Hollywood

A Blog for the Smart Set

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Perspective On Fame.

"The motion picture business in those days was very different from the motion picture business of today. No other stars will ever hold the unique position occupied by Wallace Reid and Mary Pickford. The game has grown beyond that. There are too many attractive men and women, too much competition, too many theaters, too much interest now in the story, the settings, the cast, the photography. The motion picture fan has evolved, and the days of such enormous personal popularity as came to Wally are gone forever. No one can take Wally Reid's place because that place no longer exists. Like many another monarchy......it has become a republic."
- Adela Rogers St. Johns, Liberty Magazine, June 1928

Wallace Reid April 15, 1892 – January 18, 1923


Meredith L. Grau said...

Oh Adela... She had no idea how true those words would prove to be. Thanks Felix!

normadesmond said...

i suppose she was right.
there's no shortage of drug addicts.

Snappychuck said...

Sadly for poor Wally, Hollywood doesn't go for booze and dope!

mrpeenee said...

You just can't evolve fast enough to keep ahead of the pack. Not even Madonna.

kabuki zero said...

kabuki has always found fame to be a bother. (in the back of a green car 20 foot long)