Portrait of Theda Bara in Madame du Barry directed by J.Gordon Edwards, 1917


From the film, “Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest,” 1908

via Dangerous Minds

Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest (USA,1908) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000749/


From the film, “Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest,” 1908

Rescued from an Eagle’s Nest (USA,1908) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0000749/


James Hall and Louise Brooks in Rolled Stockings (1927).

Rolled Stockings (USA, 1927) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0018335/

A Lively Affair (USA,1912) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298777/

A Lively Affair (USA,1912) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1298777/

Picture taken from Motography –The Motion Picture Trade Journal, Chicago, the USA, January 05th 1918 issue

La dernière valse by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

La dernière valse

French postcard. ACE. UFA. Suzy Vernon and Willy Fritsch in the German operetta film Der letzte Walzer (Arthur Robison, UFA 1927), starring Willy Fritsch, Suzy Vernon, Liane Haid, Hans Adalbert Schlettow and Ida Wust.

Der letzte Walzer (Germany, 1927) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0317873/
Aka: The Last Waltz

Rina de Liguoro by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Rina de Liguoro

Italian postcard by G.B. Falci Editore, Milano, no. 393. Photo: publicity still for Bufera/Storm (Wladimiro De Liguoro, 1926).

Rina De Liguoro (1892-1966) had her breakthrough with the epic Messalina (1922). It was the start of a prolific career in Italian silent cinema in the 1920s with Quo vadis? (1924) and Gli ultimi giorni di Pompeii (1926). In the late 1920s she also performed in Germany and France , e.g. in Casanova (1927). Invited to Hollywood in 1930, she had only minor parts in Spanish versions of American films there, but pursued a career as piano player. She returned to Italy in 1939. Her last role was that of Burt Lancaster’s table companion at the ball in Il Gattopardo (1963).

Vitold Polonsky, Vera Karalli by Truus, Bob & Jan too! on Flickr.

Vitold Polonsky, Vera Karalli

Russian postcard. Collection: Didier Hanson. Photo: publicity still for Vozmezdie/Retribution (Yevgeni Bauer, 1916).

Vera Karalli (1889-1972) was a Russian ballet dancer, choreographer and actress in the early 20th century.

Mia May in Tragödie der Liebe

German postcard. Ross Verlag, No. 653/5. May-Film. Mia May and Vladimir Gajdarov in Tragödie der Liebe (Joe May 1923).

Tragödie der Liebe (Germany,1923) http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0014558/

Aka: Love Tragedy

Ruth Roland, Silent Film Serial Star, Balboa Studios Publicity Photo c.1917

Ruth Roland (August 26, 1892 – September 22, 1937) was an American stage and film actress and film producer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Roland