“When your chance comes, if it comes, be sure you’re ready for it. That means work. It means there’s a lot to learn. The whole technique of the screen. It’s a very very difficult art to acquire. It isn’t just coming on and looking beautiful and being a tomato mouth blonde. It’s learning a great art and how to express that fire within. You see that you’re ready when that chance comes.”

– Cecil B. DeMille, Director