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marypickfords:

100 years ago today (09/10): Mary Pickford makes her feature film debut in In The Bishop’s Carriage, a four-reel drama directed by Edwin S. Porter and J. Searle Dawley. (x)

marypickfords:

100 years ago today (09/10): Mary Pickford makes her feature film debut in In The Bishop’s Carriage, a four-reel drama directed by Edwin S. Porter and J. Searle Dawley. (x)

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thefrankshow:

Dorothy and Lillian Gish in “The Sisters,” 1914. “In this period if your eye was not larger than your mouth, you were not considered photogenic.” Lillian Gish

thefrankshow:

Dorothy and Lillian Gish in “The Sisters,” 1914. “In this period if your eye was not larger than your mouth, you were not considered photogenic.” Lillian Gish

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brigittehelm:

Brigitte Helm rehearsing at UFA studios by E.O. Hoppé.  I’ve posted this before but I found it without a watermark!  Hopefully I’ll be able to find a version that isn’t so tiny someday, it’s one of my favorite pictures of her.

brigittehelm:

Brigitte Helm rehearsing at UFA studios by E.O. Hoppé.  I’ve posted this before but I found it without a watermark!  Hopefully I’ll be able to find a version that isn’t so tiny someday, it’s one of my favorite pictures of her.

nitratediva:

Erich von Stroheim in Blind Husbands (1919).

nitratediva:

Erich von Stroheim in Blind Husbands (1919).

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Eleanor Boardman
The Circle, 1925
maudelynn:

Joan Crawford 

maudelynn:

Joan Crawford 

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deforest:

Dark, decadent Barbara La Marr’s reputation precedes her. Famously appointed “The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful” by Adela Rogers St. Johns, the erotic siren was described as having “a penchant for drinking, drugs, and debauchery. ‘I take lovers like roses,’ said La Marr. ‘By the dozen.’”


Screenwriter Paul Bern was besotted with her, but La Marr was interested only in friendship with the pudgy older man…
La Marr refused Bern [and his pleading marriage proposals], but he would not give up. La Marr preferred the virile cowboy star Jack Dougherty, so Bern proposed a compromise. “We will have a beautiful spiritual life together,” he told La Marr. “You and Mr. Jack Dougherty can have the occasional affair.”
"Dear," the heavy-lidded La Marr said to Bern, "it will work better if I sleep with Mr. Dougherty and have the occasional spiritual affair with you."

deforest:

Dark, decadent Barbara La Marr’s reputation precedes her. Famously appointed “The Girl Who Is Too Beautiful” by Adela Rogers St. Johns, the erotic siren was described as having “a penchant for drinking, drugs, and debauchery. ‘I take lovers like roses,’ said La Marr. ‘By the dozen.’”

Screenwriter Paul Bern was besotted with her, but La Marr was interested only in friendship with the pudgy older man…

La Marr refused Bern [and his pleading marriage proposals], but he would not give up. La Marr preferred the virile cowboy star Jack Dougherty, so Bern proposed a compromise. “We will have a beautiful spiritual life together,” he told La Marr. “You and Mr. Jack Dougherty can have the occasional affair.”

"Dear," the heavy-lidded La Marr said to Bern, "it will work better if I sleep with Mr. Dougherty and have the occasional spiritual affair with you."

Hedda Hopper
(To my mind, one of the most beautiful women of the silent era. Yeah yeah, I know it’s an unpopular opinion.)
maudelynn:

Pola Negri and Rod La Rocque  in Forbidden Paradise c.1924 

maudelynn:

Pola Negri and Rod La Rocque  in Forbidden Paradise c.1924 

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Greta Garbo
deforest:


A law unto herself… She transcends time, fashion, and custom.

Adrian, 1934

Greta Garbo

deforest:

A law unto herself… She transcends time, fashion, and custom.

Adrian, 1934

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wehadfacesthen:

Silent film star Barbara LaMarr, 1920s
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wehadfacesthen:

Silent film star Barbara LaMarr, 1920s

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Lew Ayres, c. 1930
Stanley Smith, portrait by Otto Dyar