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Stella Patrick Campbell
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[on playing the Palace Theater in New York] It was demanding - but very rewarding. I learned so much watching the other artists. I found out that you have to be awfully good in vaudeville. It is a real taskmaster because there are so many acts in it, like slack-wire artists, for instance, that require absolute perfection.
Was legendary for making astonishingly inappropriate remarks. She undoubtedly lost her chance for a career in Hollywood when, at a party, she approached MGM executive Irving Thalberg
, then married to actress Norma Shearer
, and said: "Dear Mr. Thalberg, how is your lovely, lovely wife with the tiny, tiny eyes?". Another anecdote is that on the set of Riptide
(1934), she reportedly said in a ...