Lost Splendor

Past and present by an aspiring archivist and new Bostonian.
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Silver Screen Magazine: Marlene Dietrich, October, c. 1932 (via ondiraiduveaue on Flickr)

New York City in HD Color, 1939 (by UnknownWW2InColor)

This is pretty incredible

Kinuyo Tanaka [1909-1977], Actor and Director in Japanese Cinema

Expressions of Ruan Lingyu [1910-1935], Star of Chinese Silent Film (via The Golden Age of Chinese Language Cinema)

Jean Harlow, date unknown (via Silence is Platinum)

Mary Pickford, date unknown

Nina Mae McKinney, 1930s.

Joan Crawford: The Early Years, c. 1920s

Three Dimensional: At the Movies in 1952 (via LIFE)

Martha Mansfield: Ziegfeld Girl, 1899-1923

On November 30, 1923, while working on location in San Antonio, Texas on the film The Warrens of Virginia, Mansfield was severely burned when a match, tossed by a cast member, ignited her Civil War costume of hoopskirts and flimsy ruffles. Mansfield was playing the role of Agatha Warren and had just finished her scenes and retired to a car when her clothing burst into flames. Her neck and face were saved when leading man Wilfred Lytell threw his heavy overcoat over her. The chauffeur of Mansfield’s car was burned badly on his hands while trying to remove the burning clothing from the actress. The fire was put out, but she sustained substantial burns to her body.

She was rushed to a Physicians and Surgeons Hospital in San Antonio, where she died in less than twenty-four hours. Mansfield was 24 years old. Accompanied by actor Phillip Shorey, Mansfield’s body was flown to her home in New York City. Her mother resided there at 142 West Fifty-seventh Street. She was interred at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Bronx, New York. When the “Warrens of Virginia” was finally released in late 1924, Martha’s role had been edited down, and Rosemary Hill was promoted as the female lead.  Wikipedia

Thank You For Your Champagne, Marilyn Monroe (via Retronaut)

Alla Nazimova: Salome, 1923

Katharine Hepburn Following the Long Island Express Hurricane of 1938 (Buzzfeed)

Greta Garbo, Mystify (via)

Myrna Loy, Shimmer (via)