Pola Negri, silent film star, born as Apolonia Chałupiec. She used to date Rudolph Valentino :) When my great-grandmother would comment on a supposedly beautiful woman, she'd say, "She's no Pola Negri".
For Grandma Claire- she and I both loved the A flapper putting on the ritz. I like the short hair and dropped-waistline fad (for lack of a better word) of this time period. Reminds me of singing in the rain.
The stunning Maude Fealy - was a star of the Edwardian stage and silent films. She had a tempestuous love life that included several marriages and a lesbian affair. This beautiful portrait is from a vintage postcard.
Irene Delroy (Bloomington, July 1900 - Ithaca, June was an American actress who, in the twenties, took part in numerous musical shows on Broadway. Born in Illinois in Irene Delroy opened on Broadway in 1920 in the musical frivolities of