JOHN FORD: “As a beauty, Dolores del Rio is in a class with Greta Garbo. Then she opens her mouth and becomes Minnie Mouse.” Okay, her voice was not that high pitched. I suspect he was referring to the emotional range of her performances. Kind of like an old time version of Blake Lively. Come on, I know you’ve read the reviews of “Savages”. Back to the point…
Here’s the house she lived in until she married Cedric Gibbons:
Cedric Gibbons was the one of the big kahunas of design, one of the founding members of the Academy, designed the Oscar statuette, won so many Oscars I can’t list them all… and didn’t win for “The Wizard of Oz”. I’m just saying.
Dolores and Cedric married in 1930 and he built her a house: