stardustmelody:

Edith Head and Gloria Swanson at a wrap party for Sunset Boulevard

stardustmelody:

Edith Head and Gloria Swanson at a wrap party for Sunset Boulevard

bogarted:

The lion’s bride scene in “Male and Female” was originally due to be cut out of the film because of the risk involved in filming it. Gloria Swanson convinced DeMille to continue with the scene and later said:

“It was the most awesome, dangerous, fascinating…I suppose danger is always this way, I don’t know, but it was something I shall never forget”

Full interview

Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson in Beyond the Rocks, 1922

oldhollywood:

Queen Kelly (1929, dir. Erich von Stroheim) Art director: Richard Day (via)

yes, she’s whipping her

oldhollywood:

Queen Kelly (1929, dir. Erich von Stroheim) Art director: Richard Day (via)

yes, she’s whipping her


This sketch was drawn and signed by Gloria Swanson in 1978 to be given to guests at a dinner honoring her, raising funds to save the Astoria Motion Picture Studios in Astoria, Queens, New York.

This sketch was drawn and signed by Gloria Swanson in 1978 to be given to guests at a dinner honoring her, raising funds to save the Astoria Motion Picture Studios in Astoria, Queens, New York.

ragtimeband:

Judy modelling

and Gloria Swanson too!

ragtimeband:

Judy modelling

and Gloria Swanson too!

The stars are ageless, aren’t they? - Sunset Boulevard (1950)

stardustmelody:

Bridge with the ‘Waxworks’ in Sunset Boulevard, featuring Gloria Swanson, Buster Keaton, Anna Q. Nilsson, and H.B. Warner, all big names from the silent film era.

my heart

queerliness:

Sunset Blvd - original Polish film poster

queerliness:

Sunset Blvd - original Polish film poster