Wedding of Pola Negri and Prince Serge Mdivani (1927)

Pola Negri (1897 – 1987) was a Polish stage and film actress who achieved worldwide fame during the silent and golden eras of Hollywood and European film for her tragedienne and femme fatale roles. She was reportedly Valentino’s lover until his death in 1926 – at the time of his death and for the remainder of her life, Negri would claim Valentino was the love of her life.

Negri and Princw Serge Mdivani were married on 14 May 1927 (less than nine months after Valentino’s death); they were married in the little hamlet of Seraincourt in. When she lost her fortune in the Stock Market Crash of 1929, he abandoned her and took up with opera singer Mary McCormic, who divorced him in a highly publicized trial.

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Pola and Serge in their wedding day 4 May 1927 via

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Photo Shows Pola and Serge, with Prince Gregory Mdivani (center), father of the Groom, and Mr. Clifford B. Harmon, the best Man, at the right, in back of the Groom, shortly after the ceremony was performed via

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Pola and Serge in their wedding day 4 May 1927 via

Greta Garbo in “The Temptress” (1926)

The Temptress is a (1926) American silent romantic drama film directed by Fred Niblo starring Greta Garbo. The story opens in Paris at a masquerade ball where the unhappy Elena (Garbo) meets Manuel Robledo (Antonio Moreno), an Argentine engineer. After removing their masks, they spend the night together in a park and they fall in love under the stars. They declare their love for one another, with Manuel giving her a ring, before departing …

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

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Ruth Harriet Louise, Greta Garbo in “The Temptress”, 1926 via

Mae Murray in The Masked Bride (1925)

The Masked Bride is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Mae Murray, Francis X. Bushman, and Basil Rathbone. It is currently a lost film.

Apache dancer Gaby (Mae Murray) defies the Prefect of Police (Roy D’Arcy) after accosting millionaire Grover (Francis X. Bushman). The underlying truth is that Gaby was driven to theft of rich men by her partner Antoine (Basil Rathbone).

Josef von Sternberg was originally hired to direct the film. After two weeks of filming, he became frustrated with Mae Murray’s behavior on the set and ordered the cameramen to film the rafters. He eventually walked out on the picture and was replaced by Christy Cabanne.

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Mae Murray in The Masked Bride directed by Christy Cabanne and Joseph von Sternberg, 1925 via

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Mae Murray in The Masked Bride directed by Christy Cabanne and Joseph von Sternberg, 1925 via

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Mae Murray in The Masked Bride directed by Christy Cabanne and Joseph von Sternberg, 1925 via

Mae Murray in The Merry Widow (1925)

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Mae Murray in The Merry Widow directed by Erich von Stroheim, 1925. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull via

Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson (1928)

Sadie Thompson is a 1928 American silent drama film that tells the story of a “fallen woman” who comes to Pago Pago on the island of Tutuila to start a new life, but encounters a zealous missionary who wants to force her back to her former life in San Francisco. The film stars Gloria Swanson, Lionel Barrymore, and Raoul Walsh.

A smoking, drinking, jazz listening, young prostitute named Sadie Thompson (Gloria Swanson) arrives at Pago Pago (now part of American Samoa), on her way to a job with a shipping line on another island. At the same time, ‘moralists’ arrive, including Mr. and Mrs. Davidson (Lionel Barrymore and Blanche Friderici).

Portrait of Gloria Swanson in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928 via

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Gloria Swanson and Lionel Barrymore in Sadie Thompson directed by Raoul Walsh, 1928 via

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Portrait of Gloria Swanson and Directo Raoul Walsh on the set of Sadie Thompson, 1928 via

Glamorous Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee (1920s)

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via

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Clara Bow by Eugene Robert Richee, 1920s via