Vintage Photos of Silent Stars Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

Camille is one of numerous screen adaptations of the book and play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. The original play opened in Paris in 1852.

The 1921 silent film stars Rudolph Valentino as smitten law student Armand and Russian actress Alla Nazimova as ailing courtesan Marguerite Gautier.

The film moves the setting of the story to 1920s Paris, and includes many lavish Art Deco sets, including that of Marguerite’s apartment.

Natacha Rambova, who would later become Valentino’s second wife, was the movie’s art director.

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Alla Nazimova photographed by Arthur Rice as Marguerite Gautier in Camille (1921)

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Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

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Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

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Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

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Alla Nazimova and Rudolph Valentino in “Camille” (1921)

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