#1910s

Gloria Swanson in For Better, For Worse (1919)
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Gloria Swanson in For Better, For Worse (1919)

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Film still of Beatriz Michelena in The Rose of the Misty Pool (1915)
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Film still of Beatriz Michelena in The Rose of the Misty Pool (1915)

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Italian actress Maria Jacobini in Come le foglie (1916)
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Italian actress Maria Jacobini in Come le foglie (1916)

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Pola Negri in Mania: The History of a Cigarette Factory Worker (1918)

"Polish movie superstar Pola Negri as Mania – world tour of silent film  with live music" is a project done as part of the  Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The screenings  of the long lost silent movie “Mania: The History of a Cigarette Factory Worker” (1918) will be accompanied by live music composed by Jerzy Maksymiuk and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.
Screenings: 2011.09.04 WARSAW 2011.09.12. PARIS2011.09.29. MADRID2011.10.13. LONDON2011.10.29. KIEV2011.11.08. BERLIN
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Pola Negri in Mania: The History of a Cigarette Factory Worker (1918)

"Polish movie superstar Pola Negri as Mania – world tour of silent film with live music" is a project done as part of the Polish Presidency in the Council of the European Union. The screenings of the long lost silent movie “Mania: The History of a Cigarette Factory Worker” (1918) will be accompanied by live music composed by Jerzy Maksymiuk and performed by the Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra.

Screenings:
2011.09.04 WARSAW
2011.09.12. PARIS
2011.09.29. MADRID
2011.10.13. LONDON
2011.10.29. KIEV
2011.11.08. BERLIN

More information here.

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"The sisters gently shook her. She arose and was told that her hour had come.
“May I write two letters?” was all she asked.
Consent was given immediately by Captain Bouchardon, and pen, ink, paper and envelopes were given to her.
She seated herself at the edge of the bed and wrote the letters with feverish haste. She handed them over to the custody of her lawyer.
Then she drew on her stockings, black, silken, filmy things, grotesque in the circumstances. She placed her high-heeled slippers on her feet and tied the silken ribbons over her insteps.
She arose and took the long black velvet cloak, edged around the bottom with fur and with a huge square fur collar hanging down the back, from a hook over the head of her bed. She placed this cloak over the heavy silk kimono which she had been wearing over her nightdress.
Her wealth of black hair was still coiled about her head in braids. She put on a large, flapping black felt hat with a black silk ribbon and bow. Slowly and indifferently, it seemed, she pulled on a pair of black kid gloves. Then she said calmly:
“I am ready.”"

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Dutch exotic dancer and courtesan Mata Hari was executed on October 15, 1917 by a French firing squad after being accused of serving as a spy for the Germans during WWI.

Article: Death Comes to Mata Hari, International News Service, October 19, 1917

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Mata Hari, posing in an elaborate costume. Photo is circa 1910s.
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Mata Hari, posing in an elaborate costume. Photo is circa 1910s.

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Italian silent film actress Francesca Bertini in Tosca (1918)
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Italian silent film actress Francesca Bertini in Tosca (1918)

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Vera Karalli in Yevgeni Bauer’s After Death (1915)
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Vera Karalli in Yevgeni Bauer’s After Death (1915)

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Italian silent film diva Pina Menichelli in Il giardino incantato (1918)
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Italian silent film diva Pina Menichelli in Il giardino incantato (1918)

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"The face of a child is full, and without the depressions which appear in the face of an adult. The adult who portrays a child role must resort to some method of concealing these depressions. Wearing the hair in long curls which fall over part of the cheek is one way of solving the problem."
- Mary Pickford in Vanity Fair, December 1917
Gloria Swanson and Phyllis Haver as pin-up bathing beauties.
The Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties of 1917 were pin-up girls for American soldiers in WWI.

1917 Mack Sennett bathing beauties were pin-up girls for the doughboys of the First World War. Gloria Swanson, Marie Prevost, Phyllis Haver and Mary Thurman were Sennett bathing girls at this time.
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Gloria Swanson and Phyllis Haver as pin-up bathing beauties.

The Mack Sennett Bathing Beauties of 1917 were pin-up girls for American soldiers in WWI.

1917 Mack Sennett bathing beauties were pin-up girls for the doughboys of the First World War. Gloria Swanson, Marie Prevost, Phyllis Haver and Mary Thurman were Sennett bathing girls at this time.

Image Source: Here’s Looking Like You, Kid