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”
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.
and Gloria Swanson too!
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.
Sunset Blvd - original Polish film poster