In Hollywood - in Hollywood, you're as good as your last picture.
As soon as I had seen Fay Wray and spoken with her for a few minutes, I knew I had found the right girl.
It is not because I do not love my adopted land - it is the natural feeling of one far from home, who remembers those happy, carefree days when life flowed at full tide, without responsibility, flashing past one like the drama in a fascinating story of adventure and romance.
I could not work with a girl who did not have a spiritual quality.
I am just old-fashioned enough to prefer long hair.
I was reared in an atmosphere where a great deal of attention was paid to women's hairdressing.
Bobbed hair makes women look uniform. They lack individuality.
Since that first showing of Foolish Wives I have seemed to walk through vast crowds of people, their white American faces turned towards me in stern reproof.
I would like to have you quote me, Erich von Stroheim, as having said on this day of this month of this year this one thing: you Americans are living on baby food.
And yet because of my attempt at sincerity I have been condemned, hooted at, reviled; filthy rumors have been circulated about me, not about my characterizations but about me personally, my private self.
Fay has spirituality too, but she also has that very real sex appeal that takes hold of the hearts of men.
If I speak of Vienna it must be in the past tense, as a man speaks of a woman he has loved and who is dead.
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