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Photoplay 1912 – Sarah Bernhardt

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1912 Photoplay –  Sarah Bernhardt

Photoplay flashback! Sarah Bernhardt in the 1912 silent film Queen Elizabeth or–if you prefer the original French title–Les Amours de la reine Élisabeth.

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Geraldine Farrar as Joan of Arc – Jan. 1917 Picture-Play

Geraldine Farrar 1915

  • Opera singer Geraldine Farrar was an international celebrity so it’s no wonder she was recruited for the cinema.
  • In 1916 she appeared in Cecil B. DeMille’s Joan the Woman.
  • It wasn’t only the movie stars who were celebrities; as noted along the top of the cover, the magazine also profiles film director Thomas Ince.
  • Footage of Farrar as Joan was spliced into Sarah Bernhardt’s 1917 film Mothers of France. Source: Film historian Victoria Duckett’s fascinating 2015 book Seeing Sarah Bernhardt: Performance and Silent Film. Farrar Bernhardt Mothers of France


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