That crazy Sybil Horsehooker
gloriaswanson:

The film Sadie Thompson (1928) almost wasn’t made due to it’s subject matter. Censors wouldn’t even allow the word Rain, the original title of the W. Somerset Maugham best seller, to be see in any of the titles cards. According to Gloria Swanson censors went over the film ‘with a fine tooth comb’ for swearing but lip readers can clearly see Gloria’s character swear numerous times in the film.


I love her!

gloriaswanson:

The film Sadie Thompson (1928) almost wasn’t made due to it’s subject matter. Censors wouldn’t even allow the word Rain, the original title of the W. Somerset Maugham best seller, to be see in any of the titles cards. According to Gloria Swanson censors went over the film ‘with a fine tooth comb’ for swearing but lip readers can clearly see Gloria’s character swear numerous times in the film.

I love her!

nitratediva:

I am very sad to report that Carla Laemmle, one of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, has passed away at 104.
Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla. The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931). May she rest in peace and be forever remembered.

Rest In Peace.

nitratediva:

I am very sad to report that Carla Laemmle, one of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, has passed away at 104.

Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla. The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931). May she rest in peace and be forever remembered.

Rest In Peace.

stellva-dore:

Waiting for ridiculously large hats to be in again.


Love this!

stellva-dore:

Waiting for ridiculously large hats to be in again.

Love this!

"A month later Butcher Boy is released at Loew’s American down on Eighth Avenue. I don’t tell anyone, but I’m personally far from sure that I’ll do in the movies. So I buy a ticket, go in alone, and get an aisle seat.

Comes that scene; the sack is in the air; I stand half up in my excitement and suddenly - pow! - I - that’s me myself, not me on the screen - I’m flat on my neck in the theatre aisle. Now hear this: I got up and sat down in my seat again, honestly, without realizing what had happened. Then I heard Arbuckle laugh. That bastard had slipped in the theatre and sat down behind me. He waited for that scene. At the very second that sack landed on the screen, he bopped me in the back of the neck. I was bruised a bit because I wasn’t set for the fall, but it did one thing: it pounded it into my head that I would do in pix.”

- Buster Keaton

blondell-gazette:

Joan Crawford and Dorothy Sebastian 1927

Joan Crawford

nitratediva:

M-G-M dancers rehearsing for Pretty Ladies (1925). Somewhere in this line are Myrna Loy and Joan Crawford.


Can you find them? I did.

nitratediva:

M-G-M dancers rehearsing for Pretty Ladies (1925). Somewhere in this line are Myrna Loy and Joan Crawford.

Can you find them? I did.

spookyloop:

gothiccharmschool:

Yessss, giant hats. 
greatgdean:

(via 1908 fashion illustration by April-Mo on deviantART)


Correction, amazing giant hats.

spookyloop:

gothiccharmschool:

Yessss, giant hats. 

greatgdean:

(via 1908 fashion illustration by April-Mo on deviantART)

Correction, amazing giant hats.

terrysmalloy:

Marion Davies impersonates Mae Murray, Lillian Gish and Pola Negri in The Patsy, 1928.

jimsteele2008:

Ms. Gloria Gaynor “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” 1977/1990 (Disco-Gay Nude Dancers) [Boosted Stereo] from Scott F Rogers on Vimeo.

Originally made popular by Frankie Vallie in 1967, this tune has been covered by just about everyone. Gloria Gaynor, best known for songs like “I Will Survive”, does a high-octane re-released extended version of this classic tune with a pounding dance beat. (Her original version was recorded in 1977.) The video consists of a variety of fun and sexy Gay nude dancers. The guy in the shower….That’s Jeff Stryker who is now 51 years old and still looking hot.

Ditto!

jjosph:

Jeff Stryker.

Ahhhh the 80’s…