Merle Oberon Quote
“I really look so different off the screen that at a recent luncheon a certain prominent Hollywood actress who sat next to me didn't recognize me and all through luncheon accepted me as a girl apparently trying to break into pictures and gave me words of advice and warning. But when someone told her my name was Merle Oberon she became embarassed and flustered and finally blurted out: 'You Merle Oberon? I didn't expect to see a tiny young British girl! I expected to see a modern Theda Bara, no less!'.”
We're absolutely stupid to be embarked in a business where our face is connected with our accomplishments. When you get it from morning to night, it's no longer wonderful. No dear public ever did anything for me, and a few people in our industry have the courage to say, "Oh, my dear public, I'd kick 'em if I could".
“The more I work, the more I can take. But I guess I couldn't keep this place the rest of my life. And I pull my own strings, no matter what you read about the studio setting out deliberately to mold a new star to replace Rita Hayworth. If they were going to do that, they'd have dyed my hair red.”
“- Donald Horner: So am I different to what you expected?
- Emily Walters: Hmm. Perhaps. You seem...
- Donald Horner: Go on.
- Emily Walters: Cleaner.
- Donald Horner: That's honest.”
“- Ella: Why don't you like music?
- Slannen: Oh that's right, because elves are supposed to be so happy and joyful all the time. Singin' and dancin' for the man.”