Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

MoMA Is Helping Digitize Hundreds Of Warhol Films

"MoMA, along with The Warhol and a Technicolor company, are digitizing around 500 Andy Warhol films, many of which have not been seen before. The project was announced today, and MoMA notes that the films are from between 1963 and 1972, but were taken out of circulation more than 40 years ago.” - Gothamist

Rest in Peace, Lauren. Lauren Bacall via Wikimedia Commons

Rest in Peace, Lauren.
Lauren Bacall via Wikimedia Commons

Rest in Peace, Lauren Bacall - you gifted, influential, stunning starlet that made me proud wear an L before my name.
The Man Who Fell To Earth: David Bowie, 1976 via Telegraph and Moviestore Collection/Rex Pictures
Evelyn Nesbit, c. 1920 by Orval Hixon via Museum of Photographic Arts on Flickr Commons
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