Jane Russell: "Glamour without the human element isn't very substantial stuff...alone it doesn't last long" | Screenland Magazine 1950


NOW don't get me wrong. I'm glad I'm working in pictures. I've a career many girls would be thrilled to have. But can't a gal have her pet peeves even though she wouldn't want any other kind of job? To begin with, I'm the kind of person who never goes for the taffy pulling routine. Flattery gets nowhere with me. I know what I'm like and I'm just about the same as I always was. I've tried to be objective about myself, to know what my faults are, and to harbor no phony illusions. Perhaps that's why I've never been able to understand why some people are inclined to butter up a star. Why all the fuss about us? We're just like anyone else or at least we'd like to be. Yet, we get so much attention, so many compliments it's rather hard for us to get to know people well. We're like anyone in that we want to believe the nice things we hear, but we can't help wondering just how much of the "You're wonderful" routine is on the level. Most of us. who work in pictures can add two and two and come up with four so we've had a habit of believing about a quarter of what's said to us.

 - Jane Russell | Screenland Magazine 1950