Wednesday, May 13, 2009

The Lion's Bride

Gloria Swanson
Male and Female (1919)
Dir.: Cecil B. DeMille

"Here he is, with his paws on my bare back... His hot breath; if I had any fuzz on my body, it was all standing right smack up. Then, when he roared, it was like thousands of vibrators all over you... And then to go to the opening of the picture, and have someone sitting behind me say, 'I wonder which one is stuffed'...!"


  1. it was like thousands of vibrators all over you..

    I should like to experience that sensation.

  2. Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.

  3. Worked with her just before she died, helping sort out her things donated to a university collection. Wonderful person, a survivor!

  4. How fabulous! She fascinates me, particularly in her later interviews.