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Deadly Sinner #3: All the French courtesans of the 19th century
My favorite era is the French Belle Epoque of the late 19th Century. It was also a golden age of high class courtesans, scandalous dancers and sensual actresses like La Belle Otero, Liane de Pougy, Sarah Bernhardt, Cléo de Mérode, La Païva, La Castiglione and so on. 11 more words
- Opera singer Geraldine Farrar was an international celebrity so it’s no wonder she was recruited for the cinema.
- In 1916 she appeared in Cecil B. DeMille’s Joan the Woman. 57 more words
The next talk of the 2015-16 Society for Theatre Research annual lecture series takes place on Tuesday 19 January 2016 at 7.30pm at the Swedenborg Hall, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH. 323 more words
Rare 1910 Audio: Sarah Bernhardt, 'The Most Famous Actress the World Has Ever Known,' in Racine's Phèdre | Open Culture
The French actress Sarah Bernhardt is often remembered as the first international superstar. Her hypnotic presence and flamboyant personality are legendary. “She could contrive thrill after thrill,” wrote Lytton Strachey of Bernhardt’s acting ability, “she could seize and tear the nerves of her audience, she could touch, she could terrify, to the top of her astonishing bent.” Bernhardt died before the age of talking movies, notes her biographer Robert Gottlieb, “yet she remains… 21 more words