It stresses the ways in which Jewish women from Sarah Bernhardt through Alla Nazimova
leveraged their status as emancipating Jewish women to position themselves outside of both Jewish and social norms of femininity--and to transform those norms in their culture at large.
His full-length depiction of the great actress Alla Nazimova
(who told him he was "a Dorian Gray before he knew sin") established his career as a portrait painter in 1910.
, an accomplished violinist and Stanislavski-trained actress who became the leading interpreter of Ibsen on the Broadway stage before becoming known as a silent-film actress, ranked among the top stars in the annual Photoplay popularity poll in the late 1910s.
, a popular stage actress, made her screen debut in War Brides ill which she declares, "No more children for war!" before killing herself.
Valentino met Rambova on the set of Camille while she was working as costume designer for actress Alla Nazimova
. Nazimova, a renowned lesbian, made no secret of her dislike for Valentino, yet Rambova, who many assumed was Alla's lover, was not the first woman he was to meet through the actress, and marry.
First, plug in these names: Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Mercedes de Acosta, Alla Nazimova
, and Tallulah Bankhead.
Predominantly lesbian stars like Alla Nazimova
and Eva Le Gallienne were fairly open about their sexuality even in the early decades of the 20th century, and the rumors about less candid (or more ambivalent) performers like Joan Crawford, Barbara Stanwyck and torch singer Libby Holman have been floating around for so long you can hardly fault McLellan for repeating them one more time.
These include the setting for Max Reinhardt's Berlin production of 1903, Wilde's sketch for a setting of the play, Charles Rickett's designs of 1893-94 and 1906, Alexander Exter's striking costume designs for the 1917 Moscow production, a shot of the two central characters from Lindsay Kemp's Roundhouse production of 1977, Beardsley's 'Stomach Dance', Dali's stage design for Peter Brook's production of Strauss's opera at Covent Garden in 1949, Maud Allan dancing 'The Vision of Salome' on a 1908 postcard, Theda Bara dancing in the 1918 Hollywood version, and Alla Nazimova
dancing in her own art film of 1922.
, a famous Russian actress, made her English- speaking debut in New York City with a company of Russian actors.
02 Academy, Hotham Street, Liverpool, 0844 477 2000 - Tue 6, March The Cornerstone Festival: Salome A live, dramatic percussion spectacle featuring the 1923 silent film, starring Alla Nazimova
, with music by Charlie Barber.
The untitled drama will look at the association of the two actresses with famous figures like John Gilbert, Mercedes de Acosta, Tallulah Bankhead, Alla Nazimova
, Barbara Stanwyck, Cary Grant and John Wayne, among others.
Moved by her plight, Blache brought his family to Los Angeles, where they maintained separate households, though Guy Blache worked as his assistant on several films starring Alla Nazimova
. By 1922, the couple had divorced, and Guy Blache auctioned off her film studio as part of bankruptcy proceedings.
He has taken a print of Alla Nazimova
's Salome, the 1923 film of Oscar Wilde's play widely regarded as the first art movie made in the US, and written a new sound track.
Her long list of celebrity lovers includes Marlene Dietrich, Isadora Duncan, Alla Nazimova
and Eva Le Gallienne.
Outside the lest competition and sidebars, Cannes 1999 is tipping its cap to "Le Film d'Amour," with a 34-pie retrospective of classic love movies, stretching from Metro's 1921 "Camille," starring Alla Nazimova
and Rudolph Valentino, to Arthur Penn's 1967 "Bonnie and Clyde." Faye Dunaway is the fest's guest for the retrospective.