When I was in Hollywood, old films were dead. There were no art houses—that came much later. People would come from Europe and say, 'How come Hollywood doesn't have a museum? Shouldn't they have Chaplin's shoes and walking stick, and Chevalier's hat, and Garbo's clothes?' There was absolutely nothing saved. I remember people at Cinémathèque saying, 'If we had the money, we'd go over and buy everything. The trains, the boats, and the clothes. The Americans don't understand that one day these things will be terribly appreciated.'
Kobal, John. People Will Talk. New York: Knopf, 1985: 476.