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 endings?!)
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