"He knew what I was when I married him. I have been working since I was seventeen. Homes and babies are all very nice, but you can't have them and a career as well. I intended, and intend, to have a career and Valentino knew it. If he wants a housewife, he'll have to look again." -- Natacha Rambova discussing her marital problems with Rudolph Valentino (Bizarre Los Angeles)

"He knew what I was when I married him. I have been working since I was seventeen. Homes and babies are all very nice, but you can't have them and a career as well. I intended, and intend, to have a career and Valentino knew it. If he wants a housewife, he'll have to look again." -- Natacha Rambova discussing her marital problems with Rudolph Valentino (Bizarre Los Angeles)

Rudolph Valentino evoking Richard Barthelmess in Broken Blossoms, ca. 1922.

Rudolph Valentino evoking Richard Barthelmess in Broken Blossoms, ca. 1922.

Arguably, the handsomest actor of the Silent Screen--and dead at age 32 in one of Hollywood's first "scandals"--when he died in 1923 while in the throes of a hopeless addiction to Paramount Studios's own doctors' prescribed morphine:  WALLACE REID.

Arguably, the handsomest actor of the Silent Screen--and dead at age 32 in one of Hollywood's first "scandals"--when he died in 1923 while in the throes of a hopeless addiction to Paramount Studios's own doctors' prescribed morphine: WALLACE REID.

Marie Osborne (1911-2010). Born Helen Alice Myres.  Baby Marie was considered the most important child star of her day and a favorite with World War I audiences. She often played an orphan in her movies, a role we would later see Shirley Temple play so well. Marie Osborne made 29 movies by the time she was 8-years old, all of them silent movies. Sadly, only a few of them survive today.

Marie Osborne (1911-2010). Born Helen Alice Myres. Baby Marie was considered the most important child star of her day and a favorite with World War I audiences. She often played an orphan in her movies, a role we would later see Shirley Temple play so well. Marie Osborne made 29 movies by the time she was 8-years old, all of them silent movies. Sadly, only a few of them survive today.

marypickfords:  Mary Pickford’s powerful role as a producer is behind this humorous moment with director William Beaudine on the set of Little Annie Rooney (1925)

marypickfords: Mary Pickford’s powerful role as a producer is behind this humorous moment with director William Beaudine on the set of Little Annie Rooney (1925)

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