Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Past Glam: Norma Talmadge Photoplay Cover 1929

Norma Talmadge was one of the great silent stars of 1920s Hollywood. Her status as a leading lady suffered with the arrival of Talkies, motion pictures with sound. While her first talking picture, 1929's New York Nights wasn't half bad, her second, DuBarry, Woman of Passion of 1930 was so bad that it effectively ended her career. Remember Lina Lamont in Singing in the Rain? It is said the character's troubles with the microphone were based on Talmadge. But while "Talkies" weren't kind to her, she will ever remain one of the shining stars of the plain "Movies". How beautiful this picture is! Would you not LOVE a raspberry red cloche?

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Past Glam: Jean Harlow Photoplay Cover 1931
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Image from my own collection


Jen (MahaloFashion.Com) said...

I've never heard of her, thanks for writing about it in your blog!

Lady N said...

I love how they dressed back then. She is beautiful - I've never heard of her either.

Lys said...

Oh how stunning! I always wondered who the character in Singing in the Rain was based on. I love how old Hollywood glamour is starting to make its mark again.