Louise Glaum as “The Wolf Woman” (1916)

The Wolf Woman is a 1916 silent era drama motion picture starring Louise Glaum. Leila Aradella (played by Glaum), is a young and egotistical woman, who finds pleasure from preying on weak men with her charm and beauty.

After seeing the film, it was reported that New York critics unanimously pronounced Glaum as “the greatest vampire woman of all time.”

Another reviewer noted that Glaum had become famous for her “vampire” characterizations and billed The Wolf Woman as the “Greatest Vampire picture of all”.

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Louise Glaum in The Wolf Woman, 1916 via

Musidora as Irma Vep in “Les Vampires” (1915)

Les Vampires is a 1915–16 French silent crime serial film written and directed by Louis Feuillade. Set in Paris, it stars Édouard Mathé, Musidora and Marcel Lévesque.

The main characters are a journalist and his friend who become involved in trying to uncover and stop a bizarre underground Apache gang, known as The Vampires (who are not the mythological beings their name suggests).

Musidora appears as cabaret singer Irma Vep (an anagram of “vampire”), who has a leading role in The Vampires crimes.

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Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot of actress Musidora in the Louis Feuillade-directed film series Les Vampires, 1915 via

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Screenshot from the film Les Vampires by Louis Feuillade, 1915 via

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Les Vampires, 1915 via

Theda Bara in Romeo & Juliet (1916)

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Portrait of Theda Bara in Romeo & Juliet directed by J.Gordon Edwards, 1916 via

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Theda Bara in Romeo & Juliet directed by J.Gordon Edwards, 1916 via

 

Norma Talmadge in Silent Drama “The Lady” (1925)

The Lady is a 1925 American silent drama film starring Norma Talmadge and directed by Frank Borzage. A young woman, Polly Pearl, marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has left gambling in casinos and then dies, leaving her penniless and with an infant son. When her former father-in-law tries to get custody of the child, she leaves him with a couple she trusts, but when she later goes to reclaim her son, she can’t find the people she left him with.

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Norma Talmadge in The Lady directed by Frank Borzage, 1925 via

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Norma Talmadge in The Lady directed by Frank Borzage, 1925 via

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Norma Talmadge in The Lady directed by Frank Borzage, 1925 via

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Norma Talmadge in The Lady directed by Frank Borzage, 1925 via

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

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