1920s Movie Stars
Marlene Dietrich 1930 (Picture for the film Blue Angel)
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Marlene Dietrich en 1930 (Foto promocional para 'El ángel azul')
Marlene Dietrich 1930 (Picture for the film Blue Angel) - Imgur
Marlene Dietrich in a picture for Blue Angel, 1930
Marlene Dietrich for "The Blue Angel" (1930)
Marlene Dietrich 1930 The Blue Angel
Marlene Dietrich, 1930
Carmel Myers 1920s
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Carmel Myers, 1920s
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) - 1920's - Hungarian silent film actress - @~ Mlle
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Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) Hungarian silent film actress - the earring, the pearls! i want to draw her.
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) - 1920's - Hungarian silent film actress - @~ Mlle | love the earring!
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) Hungarian silent film actress wearing a single long earring
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) Hungarian silent film actress. @designerwallace
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) - 1920's - Hungarian silent film actress
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) Hungarian silent film star
1920s .... Turban and a Dangler ...
Lucy Doraine, Silent Movie Star
Lucy Doraine (1898-1989) Hungarian silent film actress - 1 long earring? Antique Fashion,Fashion 2,Vintage Photos,
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The original 1920s 'It Girl', Clara Bow made a whopping 58 films in 11 years - and her wavy bob, pencil thin eyebrows and cupid's bow pout become as iconic as her on-screen performances. Signature look: Flapper style: Short pleated skirts, berets and headscarves, Mary Janes and ankle socks, fur trimmed long coats.
Clara Bow Clara Gordon Bow was an American actress who rose to stardom in silent film during the 1920s. It was her appearance as a plucky shopgirl in the film It that brought her global fame and the nickname "The It Girl".
Clara Bow star of silent films
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It all goes back to Hollywood's Golden Age & Rudolph Valentino.
Before my time, but he was still dashing! Rudolph Valentino
Pearly Guy ~ Rudolph Valentino in "The Young Rajah", 1922
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Aileen Pringle as ‘Zara’ - 1925 - The Mystic - Costume design by Erté - Directed by Tod Browning - @~ Mlle
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Aileen Pringle as ‘Zara’ - 1925 - in silent film The Mystic - Costume design by Erté - Directed by Tod Browning
Aileen Pringle - 1925 - The Mystic - Costume design by by Erté aka Romain de Tirtoff
Aileen Pringle as ‘Zara’ - 1925 - The Mystic - Directed by Tod Browning
Erté - Illustration - Costume - Aileen Pringle dans 'The Mystic' - 1925
Aileen Pringle as ‘Zara’ - 1925 - The Mystic - Costume design by Erté.
Aileen Pringle as Zara in The Mystic, 1925. Costume Designed by Erté
Aileen Pringle, The Mystic, 1925 (costume by Erté)
Aileen Pringle as ‘Zara’ - 1925 - in silent film The Mystic - Costume design by Erté - Directed by Tod Browning source: http://tmblr.co/ZS4vSswEI79o
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Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond - Directed by Irving Cummings - @~ Mlle
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Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond - In 1945, she began working at the Sunshine Mission, a home for destitute women located in the skidrow section of Los Angeles. She died there in October 1947 of a stomach ailment and pneumonia at the age of 41.
Love this look. Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond - Directed by Irving Cummings - @~ Mlle
Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond - Directed by Irving Cummings -
Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond - Directed by Irving Cummings
Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926 - The Country Beyond
Olive Borden - 1926 - The Country Beyond
Olive Borden as 'Valencia' - 1926
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Dorothy Lamour (Born: Dec. 10, 1914- Death: Sept. 22, 1996) Actress & Singer, mostly renowned for her role in "The Jungle Princess", 1936 and "Road to Singapore" 1940
Dorothy Lamour (1914 - 1996) | Starred in The Jungle Princess, The Hurricane, The Greatest Show on Earth, Road to Singapore, Dixie
Dorothy Lamour (December 10, 1914 – September 22, 1996) was an American film actress. She is best remembered for appearing in the Road to... movies, starring Bing Crosby & Bob Hope. The role that made her a star was Ulah (a sort of female Tarzan) in The Jungle Princess (1936). She wore a sarong, which would become associated with her & was both a comic & dramatic actress. She was among the most popular actresses in motion pictures from 1936 to 1952.
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Dorothy Lamour, publicity photo for "The Jungle Princess", 1937
Dorothy Lamour (1914 - 1996) | Starred in The Jungle Princess,
Dorothy Lamour - The Golden Age of Hollywood
Don't you just love those vintage Hollywood portraits of your favorite B/W movie stars? This is the thread where you can share your collection with
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Marion Davies, 1920's
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Marion Davies - 1920's Marion Davies was a popular silent film actress until the early 1930's when scandal derailed her career
Marion Davies, 1920's, Mistress to W..R. Hearst until the day of his death in 1951.
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Marion Davies as Patricia O'Day in 'Little Old New York' 1923
Marion Davies in the 1920s.
Marion Davies (1897–1961)
Vintage ♥ Marion Davies
Marion Davies, 1920s.
Marion Davies ~ 1897
screengoddess: Clara Bow
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Circle Star ☆ Clara Bow ☆ Original photograph by Eugene Robert Richee ☆ Stamped on reverse: CLARA BOW in PARAMOUNT PICTURES Permission ...
Clara Bow--l'esprit swing's
Clara Bow, 1920s.
Personal collection of original photographs and ephemera about the first "It" girl: American silent film star and symbol of the Roaring Twenties CLARA BOW (1905-1965). ALL IMAGES ARE SCANNED DIRECTLY...
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Kathryn Stanley as 'Salome' - c. 1926 - Photo by Edwin Bower Hesser - @~ Mlle
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Kathryn Stanley as Salome (1926, photo by Edwin Hesser) “Thou rejectedest me. Thou didst speak evil words against me. Thou didst bear thyself toward me as to a harlot, to me, Salome, daughter of Herodias, Princess of Judaea! Well, I still live, but thou art dead, and thy head belongs to me.” -Oscar Wilde, Salome
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The dance of Salome - Kathryn Stanley as Salome c.1926, photo by Edwin Hesser
Kathryn Stanley as Salome (1926, photo by Edwin Hesser) weird !!!
Kathryn Stanley as 'Salome' (1926) Photo by Edwin Bower Hesser.
Kathryn Stanley as Salome (1926)
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PHOTO – LIKELY FOR ARCADE CARD – WOMAN KNEELING WITH ONLY SHINY LONG SCARF HOLDING GROTESQUE MODEL HEAD – THIS SALOME THEME WAS USED MANY TIMES FOR ARCADE CARDS – BUT THE WOMAN IS PARTICULARLY DARING IN THIS ONE
Augusta Bernard, white fox on grey valentine, 1929
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Dolores Del Rio - 1929 - in a AugustaBernard Coat - Photo by Edward Steichen (American, 1879-1973) - @~ Watsonette
Dolores Del Rio, was a Mexican film actress. She was a star of Hollywood films during the silent era and in the Golden Age of Hollywood. Later, she became a famous actress in Mexican films. She was thought to be one of the most beautiful actresses of her time and was the first Latin American movie star to have international appeal. With the arrival of the talkies she was considered one of the principal Art Deco symbols of beauty. Dolores del Río's appearance influenced Joan Crawford. In 1930, wh
Dolores Del Rio - 1929 - Photo by Edward Steichen (American, 1879-1973)
Dolores Del Rio, 1929 Photographer: Edward Steichen
Edward STEICHEN :: Dolores Del Rio 1929 for Vogue
Actress Dolores Del Rio, 1929. Edward Steichen
Dolores Del Rio |.| 1929. Edward Steichen
Edward Steichen. Dolores Del Rio. 1929.
Mrs Harry Payne Whitney by Baron de Meyer, 1917 Fritz Lang on the set of Metropolis, 1926 Lee Miller by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1928 Dolores Del Rio by Edward Steichen, 1929 'Baba' Beaton, Wanda Baille-Hamilton and Lady Bridget Poullett by Cecil Beaton, 1930 Loretta Young by Edward Steichen, 1932 Vivien Leigh by John Rawlings, 1937 Lee Miller by David Scherman, 1945 Ballet Society by Irving Penn, 1948 Barbara Goalen by Emerick Bronson, 1950 Francis Bacon by John Deakin, 1952 Tennessee Williams by Rolof Beny, 1958 Margot Fonteyn by Norman Parkinson, 1959 Book: People In Vogue: A Century of Portraits, 2003
Alfred Cheney Johnston - Clara Bow. Early 1920s Vintage gelatin silver
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johnmackbrowns: Clara Bow photographed by Alfred Cheney Johnston, 1920s.
Alfred Cheney Johnston - Clara Bow. Early 1920s Vintage gelatin silver
Clara Bow Alfred Cheney Johnston Early 1920s Vintage gelatin silver
Clara Bow by Alfred Cheney Johnston,early 1920s - Simply Stunning!!
Alfred Cheney Johnston. Clara Bow, 1920, via liveauctioneers.
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Clara Bow, 1920's, Alfred Cheney Johnston
Alfred Cheney Johnston. Clara Bow 1920
Clara Bow, 1920’s
Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in The First Kiss (1928) 36 notes
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1928 Gary Cooper & Fay Wray in The First Kiss00L'esprit swing's
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Gary Cooper and Fay Wray in "The First Kiss" c.1928.
The First Kiss - 1928 | Gary Cooper Scrapbook
The First Kiss (1928) Starring Gary Cooper
1928 portrait of Madge Bellamy from the December “Cinelandia” magazine.
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Madge Bellamy (June 30, 1899 – January 24, 1990) was an American stage and film actress who was a popular leading lady in the 1920s and early 1930s. Her career declined in the sound era, and ended following a romantic scandal in the 1940s.
Madge Bellamy born as Margaret Derden Philpott in Hillsboro, Texas on 30 June 1899. She died 24 January 1990 in Upland, California.
1928 portrait of Madge Bellamy from the December "Cinelandia" magazine.
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Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray - @~ Mlle
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Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray - Pinned by blocked pinner Deidré Wallace to 1920's -
Här syns tydligt hur 20-talets mode rör sig alltmer mot 30-talets Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray - @~ Mlle
The American actress, Tallulah Bankhead, who Rex Whistler had his first love affair with.
Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray-http://www.nomad-chic.com/beauty.html
Sigh, me in a different life~Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray~
Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray...Simply Gorgeous Darling
~Tallulah Bankhead - 1928 - Photo by Paul Tanqueray~ NOT flapper dress :)
Tallulah Bankhead, 1928. Photo: Paul Tanqueray.....love her clothes
miss-flapper: “ Tallulah Bankhead photographed by Paul Tanqueray, 1928 ”
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Norma Shearer <3 1920's
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Norma Shearer - Famous Hollywood actress from Montreal Canada. --- Is it SHE (or Norma Talmadge?) who Gladys Monroe named her child after. Norma... and Jean Harlow was her childs middle name. i.e. Norma Jean. Did you know that? Movies were NEW & mm was born in 1926 ___ mm's mom was a "film cutter".
Ah the fabulous Norma Shearer movie star glam showgirl sequin gown bobbed hair 20s 30s vintage fashion style /Hair love<3
Searing hot, and sequins in black-and-white ::::: the always well-dressed Norma Shearer, 1930s.
Norma Shearer - Famous North American actress from Montreal Canada. Is THIS who NORMA JEAN was named after? (or Norma Talmadge?) MM's mother, Gladys Monroe _ yes, that was her maiden LAST name! mm's mom was a FILM CUTTER (a Film Editor) - Wonder if she enjoyed WATCHING or if she got to work on Norma Shearer (or Norma Talmadge! Movies) 2) the 'Jeane' is from Jean Harlow -- mm's mom's 2nd favorite movie star. SO, our gir,l Marilyn - was originally named after TWO famous movie stars. Norma Jeane
Edith Norma Shearer (8-10-1902 – 6-12-1983) was a major Hollywood star from 1925-42. Her early films cast her as a spunky ingenue, but in the Pre-Code film era, she played sexually liberated women. She was nominated six times for the Academy Award for Best Actress and won for The Divorcee. Nominated for Their own Desire, The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Romeo and Juliet, Marie Antoinette and A Free Soul. The Women, Escape, The Student Prince of Old Heidelberg, Lady of the Night, Private Lives.
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vThe always well-dressed Norma Shearer, 1930s.
Norma Shearer, 1930s
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Mary Nolan, (1902 - 1948) american dancer, actress and Zigfield girl. Her career began as Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson. Her impact as a dancer was so profound that columnist Mark Hellinger once said of her in 1922, "Only two people in America would bring every reporter in New York to the docks to see them off. One is the President, the other is Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson"
Mary Nolan looking gorgeous in vintage earrings.
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1920s glamour? I always think people in the 20's partied on boats constantly...they were probably recovering from WW1 in reality :S Mary Nolan, 1920s
1920s glamour? I always think people in the 20's partied on boats constantly... Mary Nolan, 1920s
Mary Nolan began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s performing under the stage name Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson. She was fired in 1924 for her involvement in a tumultuous and highly publicized affair with comedian Frank Tinney. She began making films in Germany with a new stage name, "Imogene Robertson", returning to the U.S. in 1927 and adopting the stage name, "Mary Nolan". By the 1930s, her acting career began to decline due to her drug abuse and reputation for being temperamental.
fingerwaves in the front...fluff in the back! Mary Nolan, 1920s
Mary Nolan, 1920s....Silent film actress
Mary Nolan - Ziegfield Girl
PHOTO – MOVIE STAR – MARY NOLAN – HEAD UP ALMOST PROFILE WITH LARGE EARRINGS – AN ICONIC GLAMOUR IMAGE
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Agnes Ayers, 1925.
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Agnes Ayers 1925 - Agnes Ayres (April 4, 1898 – December 25, 1940) was an American actress who rose to fame during the silent film era. She was best known for her role as Lady Diana Mayo in The Sheik and The Son of the Sheik opposite Rudolph Valentino.
Agnes Ayers 1925, American actress who rose to fame in the silent era. Best known for her role as Lady Diana Mayo in The Sheik and The Son of the Sheik opposite Valentino.
Agnes Ayers 1925 silent film actress -american - acted with Rudolph Valentino. Appeared in lots of films before being commited to a sanitarium before died of a brain hemorrage at the age of 42.
Agnes Ayers, 1925. Gorgeous beret or tam in heavy grained silk moiré with silk embroidered flowers, glass beadwork, veil with flocked pompoms spaced in a geometric zigzag pattern. Wish we could see it in the original colors. #20s #fashion #style #hat #flapper #beret #tam
Agnes Ayers 1925, she was an American actress who rose to fame during the silent film era. She was best known for her role as Lady Diana Mayo in The Sheik and The Son of the Sheik opposite Rudolph Valentino. Born: April 4, 1898, Carbondale, IL Died: December 25, 1940, Los Angeles, CA.
Agnes Ayres, movie star of the 1920's
Agnes Ayres, 1925.
Flappers, Charleston, Black Bottom, Ragtime, Swing, Lindy Hop. Anything 1920:s. Whats not to love?
My Joan Crawford, 1920s.
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Joan Crawford seen in a 1920s dress.
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Joan Crawford, 1920s.
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Lillian Gish photographed by Charles Albin, 1922.
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#Lillian #Gish. Photograph by Charles Albin. New York City, 1922. Source: Lillian Gish Collection, Library of Congress #vintage #photo
Lillian Gish (1893-1993) American stage, screen and television actress whose film acting career spanned 75 years, from 1912 to 1987. She was called "The First Lady of American Cinema". She was a prominent film star of the 1910s and 1920s during the silent movies era.
LILLIAN GISH (1893-1993) American stage, screen, and television actress, whose career spanned 75 years. She was immensely popular in silent films. Her final film, "The Whales of August", was made in 1987 when Gish was 93. Gish always listed the year of her birth as 1896. It wasn't until after her death that the true year of her birth (1893) was revealed.
Lillian Gish- Talk about emotion in silent film, Lillian Gish had it. When you think about having to act out without talking, it's pretty amazing how much body language you have to have.
1920s silent movie actress Lillian Gish photographed by Charles Albin, New York, 1922.
Lillian Gish (October 14, 1893 – February 27, 1993)
Silent movie star Lillian Gish looking stunning
Lilian Gish - love the hair (silent film star)
Lillian Gish 1920's
Mary Nolan, 1920s.
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Mary Nolan, 1920's. Mary Nolan was an American film actress. Nolan began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s performing under the stage name Imogene "Bubbles" Wilson. Wikipedia Born: December 18, 1902, Louisville, KY Died: October 31, 1948, Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
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♕ Vintage Costume Variations ♕ Mary Nolan in serpent costume by Erte`
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♕ Vintage Costume Variations ♕ Actress Mary Nolan, 1920s
Imogene Wilson, Cobra costume, Ziegfeld Follies, 1920
Mary Noland in a serpent costume by Erte`1920’s
Mary Nolan in snake costume, 1920s.
Greta Garbo, 1926.
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Greta Garbo, The Torrent, 1926 I like the fur trim at the bottom
maliciousglamour: Greta Garbo, “The Torrent”, 1926
Greta Garbo - Silent Movie Star, The Torrent, 1926
Style icon, Greta Garbo, in an amazing 1920s coat.
miss-flapper: Greta Garbo in Torrent, 1926
THEY ROARED VINTAGE : Photo
Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo is regarded by many as the quintessential embodiment of Hollywood's Golden Age. Having gotten her start in the fall of 1920 as a hat model for the Stockholm department store PUB, she was eventually cast in several local promotional films, during which time she met producer and director Erik Petschler, who offered her a small role in his silent film Luffar-Petter (translated as "Peter the Tramp"). Garbo's newfound love of acting led her to quit her job at PUB to pursue acting full time, shortly after which she applied to the Royal Dramatic Theatre Academy, where she was accepted in 1922. Between 1922 and 1925, Garbo worked on films with classmate Mona Martenson, Swedish film director Mauritz Stiller and Austrian film director G. W. Pabst. Her first major role was in the four-hour film The Saga of Gosta Berling, and her performance was greeted with much fanfare in Stockholm and beyond. Immediately after viewing the film, American-Canadian director Louis B. Mayer offered her a contract with MGM in Hollywood, which she graciously accepted. By July 1925, Garbo and Stiller had relocated to New York, where they awaited MGM's cue to move to Hollywood. Garbo's most acclaimed silent films include The Torrent, The Temptress and Flesh and the Devil, among others. She starred in her final silent film, The Kiss, in 1929, after which she announced her first talkie role in Anna Christie. At first it was questionable as to how the public would react to her Swedish accent, but when they couldn't get enough once she'd uttered her first words on the big screen. "Gimme a viskey, chincher ale on the side and don't be stingy, baybee." Her sultry foreign accent only added to the vampy starlet's mystery and intrigue. Garbo's rise to stardom continued to escalate over the years, and she took on many more film roles before retiring in the '40s. In 1954, she received an honorary Academy Award for her "unforgettable screen performances," but in true Garbo style, she did not attend the ceremony. Throughout everything I've read about Garbo, the thing that strikes me most is her devotion to privacy. Although continuously in the media spotlight, she somehow managed to live an extremely private life, giving only 11 confirmed interviews in her lifetime. She explains this best in one of her first interviews with Photoplay magazine in 1927: "I was born, I grew up, I have lived like every other person. Why must people talk about me? We all do the same things in ways that are just a little different." Enjoying our weekly Style Icon series? Let us know who you'd like to see featured in the comments below! Or if you're feeling inspired by Greta's decadent deco style, take a look at the 1920's dresses we've currently got in the shop.
Anna May Wong, 1929.