Louise Brooks in Pandora’s Box (1929, G.W. Pabst)
“I passionately hate the idea of being with it; I think an artist has always to be out of step with his time.”
-Orson Welles (via)
Carole Lombard (via amana images)
“We called her ‘The Profane Angel’ because she looked like an angel but she swore like a sailor.”
Greta Garbo in The Kiss (1929. dir. Jacques Feyder) (via)
Garbo still belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image as one would in a philtre, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor renounced.
-Roland Barthes, “The Face of Garbo”, Mythologies (1957)
Gary Cooper & Fay Wray in Legion of the Condemned (1928, dir. William A. Wellman), which has been classified as a “lost film”.