Denishawn Dance Company (1920)

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Denishawn dance company founder Ruth St. Denis and husband Ted Shawn with a smattering of vestal virgins, Louise Brooks in the middle, 1920 via

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Vintage Photos of Loretta Young in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” (1928)

Laugh, Clown, Laugh is a 1928 American silent drama film starring Lon Chaney and Loretta Young. The movie was directed by Herbert Brenon and produced and released through MGM Studios.

The film is based on the 1923 Broadway stage production Laugh, Clown, Laugh, by David Belasco and Tom Cushing, based on a 1919 play Ridi, Pagliaccio by Fausto Maria Martini

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Loretta Young in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Portrait of Loretta Young and Lon Chaney in Laugh, Clown, Laugh directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Lon Chaney and Loretta Young in Laugh, Clown, Laugh directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Loretta Young and Nils Asther in “Laugh, Clown, Laugh” directed by Herbert Brenon, 1928 via

Rita Hayworth & Orson Welles in “The Lady from Shanghai” (1947)

The Lady from Shanghai is a 1947 film noir directed by Orson Welles and starring Welles, his estranged wife Rita Hayworth and Everett Sloane. It is based on the novel If I Die Before I Wake by Sherwood King.

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Robert Coburn, Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

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Robert Coburn, Orson Welles and Rita Hayworth in “The Lady from Shanghai” directed by Orson Welles, 1947 via

Gene Tierney in Film Noir “Laura” (1944)

Laura is a 1944 American film noir produced and directed by Otto Preminger. It stars Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews and Clifton Webb along with Vincent Price and Judith Anderson. The screenplay by Jay Dratler, Samuel Hoffenstein and Betty Reinhardt is based on the 1943 novel Laura by Vera Caspary. Tierney was best known for her portrayal of the title character in the film.

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

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Gene Tierney in Laura directed by Otto Preminger, 1944 via

Silent Film Star Gilda Gray for Aloma of the South Seas (1926)

Aloma of the South Seas is a 1926 American silent comedy drama film. A young South Seas native boy is sent to the U.S. for his education. After his father dies, he returns to his island to try to stop a revolution. Gilda Gray starres as the exotic dancer Aloma. The films setting was in Puerto Rico and Bermuda. It was based on a 1925 play of the same title by John B. Hymer and LeRoy Clemens. ‘

Grossing $3 million in the U.S. alone, this was the most successful film of 1926 and the fourth most successful film of the 1920s. The film is now considered to be a lost film.

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Gilda Gray in Aloma of the South Seas, 1926 via

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Gilda Gray in Aloma of the South Seas, 1926 via

Portraits of Louise Brooks for Silent Comedy Evening Clothes (1927)

Evening Clothes is a 1927 American silent comedy film directed by Luther Reed that was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and released by Paramount.

The film is based on the play L’homme en habit (The Man in Evening Clothes) by Andre Picard and Yves Mirande. Directed by Luther Reed, the film starred Adolphe Menjou, Virginia Valli, and Louise Brooks and is currently considered a lost film

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via

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Portrait of Louise Brooks as Fox Trot for Evening Clothes directed by Luther Reed, 1927 via