I am very sad to report that Carla Laemmle, one of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, has passed away at 104.
Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla. The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931). May she rest in peace and be forever remembered.

I am very sad to report that Carla Laemmle, one of our last direct links to the world of silent cinema, has passed away at 104.

Born in 1909 with the given name Rebecca, she later changed her name to Carla. The niece of Universal Studios founder Carl Laemmle, she danced as the prima ballerina in The Phantom of the Opera (1925) and spoke the first line of dialogue in the first sound horror film, Dracula (1931). May she rest in peace and be forever remembered.

kameliendame:

Yvette Chauviré in Giselle

kameliendame:

Yvette Chauviré in Giselle

memories65:

Joan Blondell 1932

memories65:

Joan Blondell 1932

angelclark:

Historic Black and White Pictures Restored in Color

1. Women Delivering Ice, 1918

2. Times Square, 1947

3. Portrait Used to Design the Penny. President Lincoln Meets General McClellan – Antietam, Maryland ca September 1862

4. Marilyn Monroe, 1957

5. Newspaper boy Ned Parfett sells copies of the evening paper bearing news of Titanic’s sinking the night before. (April 16, 1912)

6. Easter Eggs for Hitler, c 1944-1945

7. Sergeant George Camblair practicing with a gas mask in a smokescreen – Fort Belvoir, Virginia, 1942

8. Helen Keller meeting Charlie Chaplin in 1919

9. Painting WWII Propaganda Posters, Port Washington, New York – 8 July 1942

10. Construction of the Golden Gate Bridge ca 1935

See the rest here: http://noarmycanstopanidea.com/20-historic-black-and-white-pictures-restored-in-color/

giftvintage:

Nita Naldi, silent film actress

giftvintage:

Nita Naldi, silent film actress

messytimetravel:

1910 : Edwardian “Health and beauty hints” Curated by Chris Wild

messytimetravel:

1910 : Edwardian “Health and beauty hints”
Curated by Chris Wild

Marlene Dietrich gets sassy with Rita La Roy

Blonde Venus (1932)

a-clockwork-snorlax:

# 2 - Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)

a-clockwork-snorlax:

# 2 - Young Frankenstein (Mel Brooks, 1974)