Brilliant stars of silent pictures, these two Brooklyn sisters attended Erasmus Hall High School, where they played leading parts in school dramatics. Constance and Norma Talmadge's meteoric rise from schoolroom to movie stardom was fabulous. Misty generalities cannot indicate the tremendous popularity of these two movie queens who could easily qualify as the outstanding pin-up girls of World War I, a period when such sweet and spiritual types were preferred by everybody's father.
From: John Richmond and Abril Lamarque, Brooklyn, U.S.A. (New York: Creative Age Press, 1946), p. 126. This excellent work is presently in the public domain and efforts to locate the authors for courtesy permissions have proven fruitless.