All That Glitters is Not Gold is a series of brass multiples created to go with Casting Couch. In Casting Couch, fourteen Old Hollywood actresses are cited. In their heyday, their own thoughts and opinions were often silenced. These multiples were created to represent their voice and to encourage conversation.
The multiples are small works of art that can be displayed, but can also be worn as jewelry. Because of the two magnets, the sky is the limit.
Mary Astor was born Lucile Vasconcellos Langhake in 1906 in Quincy, Illinois, U.S. to a German immigrant father and an American mother of Portuguese and Irish ancestry. Hollywood moguls discovered Mary in a beauty contest and signed her at the age of 14.
By 1924, Mary’s star began to rise and continued to do so over the years. In 1941, she won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role of Sandra Kovac in The Great Lie. That same year she appeared in The Maltese Falcon, for which she is best remembered.
Because of her three divorces, the death of her first husband, alcoholism, a suicide attempt, and a persistent heart condition, Mary got smaller roles in movies and her star began to wane. The last film she appeared in was Hush…Hush, Sweet Charlotte in 1964. She died of a heart attack on September 25, 1987 at the age of 81, having made a total of 123 motion pictures.