Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Cléopatra Diane de Mérode was the first woman to dance with a male partner in the Russian Ballet. She continued to dance until her early fifties and was very popular in her ancestral homeland of Austria, where she befriended the artist Gustav Klimt. Cléo de Mérode retired to Biarritz and died in 1966 at age 91 and is entombed at Pere Lachaise Cemetery in Paris.

Beautiful Flapper - in a sparkly beaded cloche and matching dress (note the pearl and diamond bow necklace -wow)

Beautiful Flapper - in a sparkly beaded cloche and matching dress (note the pearl and diamond bow necklace -wow)

~Louise Cromwell poses in fox furs, c. 1911~ This is likely the wealthy heiress who married General Douglas MacArthur on February 14, 1922

~Louise Cromwell poses in fox furs, c. 1911~ This is likely the wealthy heiress who married General Douglas MacArthur on February 14, 1922

A rare and unpublished photo of Marilyn and Clark Gable in The Misfits, 1961.

A rare and unpublished photo of Marilyn and Clark Gable in The Misfits, 1961.

Miss Billie Burke. Taken in the early 1900s, this photo immortalizes the stunningly gorgeous woman who played Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Miss Billie Burke. Taken in the early 1900s, this photo immortalizes the stunningly gorgeous woman who played Glinda the Good Witch in the Wizard of Oz.

Carole Lombard dressed as a 1920s bride~ I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.

Carole Lombard dressed as a 1920s bride~ I live by a man's code, designed to fit a man's world, yet at the same time I never forget that a woman's first job is to choose the right shade of lipstick.

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