I hope you have enjoyed visiting my Dorothy website. Please come back often as
this is a dynamic site and I am constantly adding more pictures and stories as I
find them, or as they find me.
Who am I and why bother building a website for a long forgotten actress like
Dorothy Sebastian? I have a fondness for silents and old western movies. A few
years back my dad introduced me to Hopalong Cassidy movies and I was hooked.
While reading about Hoppy, I learned about an actress named Dorothy Sebastian
who was his fourth wife. (William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd found his true love in
fifth wife Grace Bradley whom he married in 1937. Don't you just love happy
Dorothy Sebastian, I find to be quite interesting in her own unique way. She seemed
to have been a very fun, outgoing, free-spirited personality with quite a touch of
that old 'devil-may-care' attitude. A real flapper! After searching the internet to
find information about her I found some sites with a couple pictures and/or short
blurbs but not much else.
In time I received an offer to purchase a large envelope, full of vintage magazine
articles, pictures and clippings on Dot. So what's a girl to do when offered such a
treasure at an insanely reasonable price? Well I bought it of course! After receiving
my envelope I wondered what I could do with all that amazing stuff... There was
only one thing to do ~ build a website!
Dorothy Sebastian would be forgotten no longer!
You will find photos of other stars like Hoppy, Grace Bradley and Elinor Fair on
this site because the 1920's, flappers, silent movies have long been favorites of mine.
I want to thank all the wonderful people who have taken the time to share pictures,
stories and other information with me. That sharing has helped make this a better
website. If you have any information about Dorothy or her career, family, life etc
please feel free to contact me. New and interesting bits of information are ALWAYS
cheerfully accepted here - and credit given too!
|The website mascots
|Artist Trading Cards
|Also a huge "Thank You!" to my uber-supportive and very patient hubby who puts
up with my Dorothy collecting, Dorothy researching, computer monopolizing AND
who has also had to sit through countless Dorothy and Hoppy films with me... He's
such a wonderful guy!
Have a great day and God bless!
Any questions or comments? Email me here (delete spaces):
INFO @ DOROTHYSEBASTIAN.COM
|The same Hippodrome, this one from
1930 - look what was playing!
|From Encyclopedia.com: Hippodrome
Theatre, New York, on the Avenue of the
Americas, between 43rd and 44th
Streets. This theatre, the largest in
America, seating 6,600, opened in 1905
with a lavish spectacle entitled A Yankee
Circus on Mars, and a year later was
taken over by the Shuberts. Every kind
of entertainment was given, including
In 1923, as B. F. Keith's Hippodrome, it
became a vaudeville house, and in 1928,
as the RKO Hippodrome, a cinema.
Closed in 1932, it reopened in 1933 as
the New York Hippodrome, and in 1935
was taken over by Billy Rose, whose
spectacular musical Jumbo marked the
end of the Hippodrome as a theatre. It
was finally demolished in 1939.
|MANY thanks to my friend Susie for
asking Grace to sign a picture for me.
|Grace Bradley in The Cat's Paw
|Grace, January 2009
Looking radiant and
beautiful at 95.
Sadly, she passed away in