Old Hollywood Trivia

Myrna Loy : One of a handful of great movie stars never nominated for an acting Oscar, she received an honorary Academy Award in 1991.

- Her profile was the most requested in the 1930s by women to their plastic surgeons.

Clark Gable : Proposed his headstone should read: “Back to silents.” It was not used by his widow though.

- In order to hide that she and Gable had an illegitimate child, fearing that it would ruin both of their careers, Loretta Young secretly gave birth to her daughter Judy Lewis pretending she was vacationing in Europe. When she returned to Hollywood, she claimed that Judy was adopted. Gable met Judy only once when she was a teenager

Katharine Hepburn : According to Anthony Harvey - the director of The Lion in Winter (1968) - she kept the Oscar she received for the film in a paper bag and in a cupboard for years after he’d delivered it to her.

- Graduated from Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania in 1928, with a degree in history and philosophy.

Lauren Bacall : Her appearance on a cover of Harper’s Bazaar magazine at 18 years of age led to her first film role; she was spotted by the wife of director Howard Hawks,who gave her a screen test and cast her in To Have and Have Not (1944)

- According to her autobiography, “By Myself and Then Some”, she was always very self-conscious about the size of her feet,which she describes as big even for a woman of her exceptional height.

Rita Hayworth : By 1940, there were 3,800 stories and 12,000 pictures of Rita Hayworth in circulation.

- In 1989, Barbara Leaming published an autobiographical book entitled ‘If This Was Happiness: A Biography of Rita Hayworth’. In the book, Leaming alleged that Hayworth was a victim of sexual abuse by her own father.
Leaming asserts that Hayworth confided that secret to Orson Welles.

Vivien Leigh : She took her then husband’s first name (Leigh) as her last name when she began acting professionally.

- A lover of cats, especially Siamese.

Debbie Reynolds : Considered herself a “movie-oholic” and has an extensive collection of memorabilia, with over 4,000 costumes from the silent screen period to the 1970s. She had been known to gather posters from her collection of 3,000 and drive to homes of actor pals for autographs

- At one particularly low point in her career, she confessed to literally living in her car, a Cadillac.

Elizabeth Taylor : Elizabeth was born with distichiasis,a condition that gave her a double set of eyelashes.

- Her eyes are the most searched on google, with 325,000 searches every year.

Hedy Lamarr : She was billed as an unknown but well-publicized Austrian actress, which created anticipation in audiences. Mayer hoped she would become another Greta Garbo or Marlene Dietrich. According to one viewer,
when her face first appeared on the screen, “everyone gasped…Lamarr’s beauty literally took one’s breath away.”

- Although she earned a great deal of money during her career, she lost her fortune with her production company. She died impoverished in Florida in 2000.

Claudette Colbert : Is one of 14 Best Actress Oscar winners to have not accepted their Academy Award in person.

- Most shots of her in her films were of her left profile. She considered her left side to be her best and only rarely allowed full face or right profile shots; an injury to her nose had created a bump on the right. Once an entire set had to be rebuilt so she would not have to show her right side, resulting in some cameramen calling the right side of her face “the dark side of the moon”.

I fucking hate having distichiasis (double row of eyelashes). Sure I get away with not wearing mascara but omg my eyes are so itchy atm…
I’ve never really had any problems with distichiasis throughout my life but right now my eyes are so itchy that I can’t sleep and this whole week I’ve only had between 6-8 hours sleep in total. NOT FUN.

when spock/uhura kisses are showed from her perspective (her face is visible), my detail-oriented self can’t help but always notice and love the way Spock’s long eyelashes softly signal when he’s looking at her and then he closes his eyes as they kiss.

Getting to Know Jancis

➥ What is your character’s full name?: Jancis Milburga Kindheart
Do they have any brothers or sisters?: Unknown.
➥ What kind of eyes do they have?: Pale green with a slight almond shape and distichiasis.
➥ What kind of hair do they have?: Dark brown and slightly wavy. Thick and she prefers to grow it out long despite the risk of it getting in the way.
➥ What is their complexion like?: Fair-skinned, rosey cheeks, speckled and two-toned in places from old scars and aether burns.
➥ What body type are they?: Petite and slender, not muscular or very curvy.
➥ What is listening to their voice like?: A mixture of comfort, tolerance, and piecing together phrases. She has an alto range and tries to keep her voice even and level, nurse-like, but often falls into excitement and childish exclamation.
➥ What do they hate most about themselves?: Physically there is a scar on her face that was put there, and she dislikes the fact she’s been owned and a tool for the majority of her life.
➥ Do they have a favorite quote?: “Sometimes even to live is an act of courage.”
➥ What sort of music do they enjoy?: Jancis has taught herself the harp, but most any string instrument she really enjoys.
➥ Have/would they ever cheat(ed) on a partner?: No/No
➥ Have they been cheated on by a partner?: No
➥ Have they ever lost someone close to them?: Yes
➥ What is their favorite sound?: Water, particularly streams and rivers. Or the sound of rain.
➥ Are they judgmental of others?: Not particularly, definitely not on first impression. Even then, her mind will go to something optimistic in most cases.
➥ Have they ever been drunk?: Not entirely, though anytime she’s had anything very strong or more than a glass of wine it’s not a pleasant occasion. A drunk Jancis would be disoriented and unhappy.
➥ What are they like when they stay up all night?: Quiet and almost overly active. She’d always find something to do, even if its stationary. At that point once she’d stop doing something she’d probably fall asleep.
➥ Have they ever been arrested?: A few times. Usually as an accessory to some crazy situation while the item is sorted out. Otherwise someone has usually bribed or used their authority to not make her deal with the process.
➥ What evokes strong memories for them?: Some types of ovens. Water. The word “Child” used as a name. The sound of humming.
➥ What do they do on rainy days?: Watch or walk in it.Listen in particular.
➥ What religion are they?: Jancis believes in the power of symbolism in morals and inner strength and represents that through the Twelve, particularly Thaliak. An Orator from her work in helping others go on Pilgrimage to each stone, she continues to uphold their ethics and, most importantly, relate them to people personally to empower themselves.
➥ What word do they overuse the most?: “Forgive me.” 
➥ What do they wear to bed?: Most anything loose. Something she can do more than sleep in after waking.
➥ Do they have any tattoos or piercings?: Lobes of her ears pierced.
➥ What type of clothing are they most comfortable in?: Close fitting and nonrestrictive while still being the essence of the ladies she read about in books. Short robes, tights, and handwraps.
➥ What is their most disliked food?: Beyond something made spicy, lamb, bean sprouts, and similar foods from youthful animals and plants.
➥ Do they have any enemies?: Voidsent and the corrupt, groups and gangs like cults, slavery operations, and a particular group of rogues. There’s also a madman that she is chasing by the name of Garrett (not that she’d ever say his name).
➥ What does their writing look like?: Clean and well-practiced. Respecting the ideas of Thaliak she’s careful to make sure everyone can read her words.
➥ What disgusts them?: Anyone who acts childish, people who cause pain, people who are dishonest.

Tagged by: @notoriousmonsterhunter ((Thank you so much! It’s good to step back and think about Jancis again and refresh some things. I really should get into things she dislikes more.))