Vintage: Portraits of Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Vintage: Portraits of Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star


Gloria Swanson (1899 – 1983) was a star in the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille. Throughout the 1920s, Swanson was Hollywood’s top box office magnet.

Swanson starred in dozens of silent films and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She also produced her own films, including Sadie Thompson and The Love of Sunya. In 1929, Swanson transitioned to talkies with The Trespasser. Personal problems and changing tastes saw her popularity wane during the 1930s when she moved into theater, and later television.

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star (Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull)

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson - Silent Movie Star

Gloria Swanson – Silent Movie Star


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