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Also Known As: Died: September 6, 2008
Born: August 4, 1910 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Flushing, New York Profession: Cast ...


On filming early talkies: "It was very hot. They had to use a lot of things like cheesecloth on the set because of the sound. One day I was sitting down in this scene, and everytime we'd start, there would be this rat-tat-tat. We'd look all over the set wondering what on earth it was--and it was me filing my nails! Once we heard a rustle and they found it was my petticoat--I had to take it off. And of course, you couldn't have your mood music while you were working. I loved working with the music. There were a lot of things we had to worry about in talkies. If someone opened a door, it stopped the whole scene." --Anita Page, quoted in Classic Images, February 1993.

On the end of her career: "I was getting so much publicity, my agent did a very dreadful thing: he said, 'you've got to demand more money.' He didn't ask for better PARTS, darn it! ... We won our point, they paid the money, but we didn't get that I would get starring roles, and that was the most important thing ... They'd never loaned me out before, but now they gave me to Universal, put my name as number two, and people began to wonder. There was nothing I could do. They finally wound up giving me a part in a Chesterfield film. And I had been the belle of the ball for a year or more. I was getting the second highest fan mail on the lot, after Greta Garbo. The whole thing was my agent, who wanted the extra money. If only he'd left me alone. That's what happened to me." --Anita Page, quoted in Classic Images, February 1993.

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