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A gloriosa Gloria Swanson / The Glorious Gloria Swanson

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 16, 2019

A gloriosa Gloria Swanson / The Glorious Gloria Swanson Assim como muitas pessoas, minha introdução à Gloria Swanson foi através de “Crepúsculo dos Deuses” (1950). Muitos espectadores, num primeiro momento, podem pensar que Norma Desmond é uma personagem autobiográfica – read more

Gloria Swanson

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Sep 14, 2015

During the silent era Gloria Swanson was the Queen of Hollywood. She was a modern woman, an early sex symbol and personified glamour. Swanson was one of the most photographed women in the world. She had to fight to prove her talent as an actress and was nominated for an Academy Award three times fo read more

The Debt Actresses Owe William Somerset Maugham: from Gloria Swanson to Annette Bening

Cary Grant Won't Eat You Posted by Judy on Feb 19, 2015

I’ve read many glowing tributes to the stars of The Letter, Being Julia, Of Human Bondage, and Sadie Thompson over the years. While I’ve never questioned the talents of these actresses, I have always credited much of their brilliance in these parts to William Somerset Maugham. Their strengths are read more

What? Gloria Swanson be rude to you? Never! The very idea! Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Oct 10, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on October 10, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor Gloria Swanson returned to her comedy roots in Manhandled, a romantic comedy that is not nearly as sassy as the title suggests. In this case, she is a shop girl who has been given a bit of grief by her boss. She knows how to handle him, thoug read more

Cinema Style--Edith Head Gets Gloria Swanson Ready for her Close-Up in SUNSET BOULEVARD

GlamAmor Posted by on Sep 8, 2014

Few films capture the feel of Hollywood better than director Billy Wilder's Sunset Boulevard (1950). Though much of the movie feels almost dreamlike (starting with voiceover narration that comes courtesy of a dead man), in many ways it couldn't be more real.  Wilder wove fact in with ficti read more

Photoplay Cookbook: Gloria Swanson’s “Cream Fudge”

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Aug 21, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on August 21, 2014 in Article, Blog, Feature, Photoplay Cookbook Welcome back! I am cooking my way through the 1929 Photoplay cookbook (recipes of the stars!) and you are invited to tag along. (I have listed all the recipes I have tested on this dedicated page. Check back often.) T read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 29, 2014

For all those new to the odd and perhaps scandalous relationship between Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson, check out part 1. If not let’s catch up with the story:  As I said before, despite the age difference, Hollywood, family and arguments, Swanson and Beery were finally marriage. read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 2

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 29, 2014

For all those new to the odd and perhaps scandalous relationship between Wallace Beery and Gloria Swanson, check out part 1. If not let’s catch up with the story:  As I said before, despite the age difference, Hollywood, family and arguments, Swanson and Beery were finally marriage. read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 21, 2014

No one reached the heights of audience adoration, frenzy and fame more than the charismatic silent star, Gloria Swanson. Her short period in the top of the Hollywood spotlight as the classy, expensive and fashion-forward starlet altered trends, generated millions in sales and made her seem much tall read more

The Tyrannical Wallace Beery: Gloria Swanson – Part 1

Lets Misbehave: A Tribute to Precode Hollywood Posted by Emma on Jun 21, 2014

No one reached the heights of audience adoration, frenzy and fame more than the charismatic silent star, Gloria Swanson. Her short period in the top of the Hollywood spotlight as the classy, expensive and fashion-forward starlet altered trends, generated millions in sales and made her seem much tall read more

The Silent Life in 1923: Knit Gloria Swanson’s Belted Sweater

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Jun 10, 2014

One fashion piece that I really love is a belted sweater. It is just the right combination of formal and cozy. The ‘teens and twenties was jam-packed with belted sweaters, they went very well with the silhouettes of the period. Here is Gloria Swanson wearing one in Teddy at the Throttle, back read more

Gloria Swanson: After Sunset

The Vintage Cameo Posted by Emily on Apr 11, 2014

As soon as I saw the premise of the Diamonds and Gold blogathon—a blogathon highlighting stellar performances by actors over 50—my immediate thought was to cover Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard, as it’s one of the meatiest roles ever for a woman “of a certain age” in classic read more

Gloria Swanson, Happy Birthday! Born March 27; 1899-1983 (2)

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 27, 2014

  Gloria Swanson protrait 1950   70 films in 60 years, that resume can belong only to the glorious, glamorous and glitzy Gloria Swanson, the maven of the movies. Ms. (Gloria May Josephine Svensson) Swanson garnered three Academy Award nominations, for Sadie Thompson, 1928; The Trespasser, read more

Gloria Swanson, Happy Birthday! Born March 27; 1899-1983

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 27, 2014

  Gloria Swanson protrait 1950   70 films in 60 years, that resume can belong only to the glorious, glamorous and glitzy Gloria Swanson, the maven of the movies. Ms. (Gloria May Josephine Svensson) Swanson garnered three Academy Award nominations, for Sadie Thompson, 1928; The Trespasser, read more

Gloria Swanson, Happy Birthday! Born March 27; 1899-1983

Classic Film Aficionados Posted by C. S. Williams on Mar 27, 2014

  Gloria Swanson protrait 1950   70 films in 60 years, that resume can belong only to the glorious, glamorous and glitzy Gloria Swanson, the maven of the movies. Ms. (Gloria May Josephine Svensson) Swanson garnered three Academy Award nominations, for Sadie Thompson, 1928; The Trespasser, read more

Gloria Swanson demonstrates how to fake a language, Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Mar 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on March 15, 2014 in Blog, GIF, Humor What with the popularity of fake language speaking (this week anyway) I thought it would be fun to post a little goodie I have been holding onto for a while. Gloria Swanson is posing as a Russian countess because… Hollywood. Anyway, every read more

Gloria Swanson

Hometowns to Hollywood Posted by Annette Bochenek on Jan 30, 2014

“All creative people should be required to leave California for three months every year.” -Gloria Swanson Though we don’t have many stars from classic cinema among us today, often times, we are fortunate enough to still connect with them through the places that were once graced wi read more

A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay (1)

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Janelle Vreeland on Nov 29, 2013

  A Star is Born – Gloria Swanson at Essanay “You ought to screen wonderfully, if you don’t screen terribly,” the director challenged the young woman touring the studio. The petite young girl was not intimidated. “Try me,” she fired back. And at only 15, Gloria Swanson was well read more

Gloria Swanson: Ready for Her Close-Up (2)

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on Sep 9, 2013

Legions of fans today remember Gloria Swanson as the mad movie queen of Sunset Boulevard, a label that several believed described the actress into her personal life.  Author Tricia Welsch lifts the veil and unearths a woman filled with tenacity and passion who sadly failed to make responsible decisi read more

Classic Movie Legend Tribute: Gloria Swanson

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by minooallen on Mar 27, 2013

  Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, Gloria Swanson, born March 27th, 1899! There is a common myth in classic movie folklore. Well, there’s many myths in classic movie folklore actually, but I plan to focus on just one for now… Sunset Boulevard (1950, Billy Wilder) In 1950, a movie read more
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