Camille.

Some film of the 1921 silent film starring Rudolph Valentino and All a Nazimova it really it quite amazing.

Salomé

Alla Nazimova and Arthur Jasmine from a screen shot from the 1923 silent film Salomé, a film adaptation of the Oscar Wilde play of the same name. The play itself is a loose retelling of the biblical story of King Herod and his execution of John the Baptist (here, as in Wilde’s play, called Jokaanan) at the request … More Salomé

Little Glesca.

A little Glesca Marshall, born in 1907 this photograph was taken two years later Glesca would go on to become an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova, after Nazimova’s death in 1945 at sixty six Glesca became the longtime companion of Emily Woodruff, theatrical benefactor and main … More Little Glesca.

The Russian In Hollywood.

Alla Nazimova, born in the Crimea in 1879 she was an actress, this photograph above is from the 1921 silent film ‘Camille’ where she played opposite Rudolph Valentino she played the role of courtesan Marguerite Gautier. Nazimova is an interesting character she married for thirteen years to Chales Bryant  but openly conducted relationships with women.  It … More The Russian In Hollywood.

Victorian Ladies.

As promised yesterday a list of ten beautiful Victorian ladies as seen in photographed that I have come across, now to say this has been more difficult than the gentlemen is an understatement there are hundreds maybe more out there to find but most of the sitters are quite dull and uninspiring to behold so … More Victorian Ladies.

Vesta.

Vesta Tilley was one of the most famous Drag Kings in the Victorian and Edwardian music Halls.

Flesh And The Devil.

Flesh and the Devil was a 1926 MGM romantic drama silent film directed by the legendary Clarence Brown, based on a piece by the German dramatist and novelist Herman Sudermann called “The Underying Past” and starred Greta Garbo, John Gilbert, Lars Hanson and Barbara Kent. CAST LIST John Gilbert – Leo von Harden Greta Garbo … More Flesh And The Devil.