She was perhaps the biggest female star of the silent era. Her dark, depthless eyes gazed from the covers of influential fan magazines, projecting a nobly suppressed pain and longing; in the stories inside, she — or her ghost writers — advised the emerging independent American women of the 1920s on matters of fashion and home décor. She regularly topped the popularity polls … by 1924, The New York Times was identifying her as “the highest salaried screen actress.”
Great piece on the absence of Norma Talmadge from the current silent film revival. (Sorry for the Talmadge overload. I have a certain affinity for her; I live on a street that was named specifically in her honor.)
how have i not found your tumblr earlier? its amazing! can you refer me to tumblrs like yours that are 1920s related or of retro-relevance? :)
Thanks! To be perfectly honest, I don’t really follow many “retro” photo blogs. I know you can find a ton in the “Historical” directory on Tumblr. (Shameless plug: I do have another historical-photo Tumblr called 10>110>101. It’s Los Angeles-focused, so it may not be of interest to everyone.)
I am, however, a huge fan of Dead Presidents and recently started following Comically Vintage. They each have their niche and they represent it quite well.