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Quit While You're Ahead

And she did, when the Talkies came in:  with a fortune, a hot younger boyfriend, and a box office track record that would make any fading glamour girl proud. 21 more words


Sunset on Santa Monica Beach

Silent sister stars Constance and Norma Talmadge outside Norma’s Santa Monica beach house. If you’ve ever seen the photos of Cary Grant and Randolph Scott cavorting at their bachelor beach pad? Same house.


29 Apr 1925 That Valentino Contest

Rudolph Valentino’s publicity expert Mr. Joseph Jackson is in a well-bred cultured condition of excitement. It seems that, on the advice of some 75 newspaper critics, he has awarded the world’s acting championship and the Valentino Medal as follows: John Barrymore in Beau Brummel; Norma Talmadge in Secrets; Lon Chaney in He Who Gets Slapped; Douglas Fairbanks The Thief of Bagdad; Milton Sills in The Sea Hawk. 238 more words

Photoplay Sep.-Dec. 1929

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Nancy Carroll, Anita Page, Janet Gaynor, Norma Talmadge.
  • The supremely talented and prolific illustrator Earl Christy (1883-1961) did all the covers here.

The Night the Silent Stars Talked: The story of "The Big Broadcast of 1928"

It’s implied yet widely never truly acknowledge that the advent of sound in motion pictures was spurred on by the availability and popularity of radio broadcasting. 3,126 more words


Week of September 23rd, 1916

George Jean Nathan

Mack Sennett

One hundred years ago this week, Grace Kingsley reported that some big New York magazines had noticed Mack Sennett’s work. George Jean Nathan in his theater review column for… 818 more words

Photoplay May-Aug. 1927: Back to Basics

  • Cover girls (l.-r., in order of appearance): Mae Murray, Mary Brian, Norma Talmadge, Olive Borden.
  • As you can see, the cover format has reverted to the close-up portrait.