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Silent Movie Rule #3: Never ask to see Pola Negri’s tattoo

Movies Silently Posted by Fritzi Kramer on Sep 15, 2014

By Fritzi Kramer on September 15, 2014 in Blog, Humor, Silent Movie Rules Asking countesses (particularly if they are played by Pola Negri) to see their tattoo is never a good idea. First of all, Pola is perfectly capable of walloping you. Second, it’s none of your darn business. (If you are read more

Pola Negri: Hollywood’s First Femme Fatale

Journeys in Classic Film Posted by on May 26, 2014

Pola Negri was an actress who lifted herself up by her bootstraps, away from a world of poverty in Warsaw.  Along the way, she became identified with the excesses of Hollywood in the silent era, a moniker that’s stuck with her into today’s day and age.  If you’re looking for eviden read more

Silent Stars Sing: Pola Negri sings Tango Notturno

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 22, 2013

Click on the player to hear Pola Negri sing the title song of the 1937 film Tango Notturno. Download: PolaNegriRudolphValentino-TangoNotturno.mp3 Popular Tags1920 1921 1924 1925 1926 1927 1928 About Silent Movies Action Adventure Actor Article Biography Book Cecil B read more

Silent Movie Star Mini Biography: Pola Negri

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on Mar 4, 2013

Still causing controversy after all these years… Pola Negri (1897-1987) Country of birth: Poland Birth name: Barbara Apolonia Chalupiec The basics: Raised in poverty, Pola Negri was a trained ballerina whose dancing career was ended by tuberculosis. Negri tried her hand at acting, made her fi read more

Pola Negri and Rudolph Valentino: Birds of Paradise in Love

A Person in the Dark Posted by FlickChick on Jun 18, 2011

Pola Negri & Rudolph Valentino by Federico Beltrán Masses Should two of the silent era's most glamorous, exotic stars have had a dignified, low-profile romance? Back in the day, running almost parallel with Garbo and Gilbert (called Gilbo or Garbert by the press -and we thought we were so witty read more

Pola Negri. Silent Film Star.

Noir and Chick Flicks Posted by Dawn on Aug 2, 2010

Pola Negri, as a teenager she was accepted in St. Petersburg Imperial Ballet, where she showed great promise until she contracted tuberculosis and was forced to end her dance career. Pola auditioned for the Warsaw Imperial Academy of Dramatic Arts and became a stage actress. By the time she was 17, read more