Renowned harpist to perform at Sept. 18
Ukiah Daily JournalRenowned harpist to perform at Sept. 18 Ukiah Community ConcertUkiah Daily JournalHer name was Nita Naldi. She was one of the first great silent film vamps. She had a long list of big movies and many with Valentino, so much so that she was known as the 'Female Valentino.' “For many years, I've incorporated a tribute to the silent ...
Posted on 15 September 2016 | 9:10 pm
Photoplay magazine: the birth of celebrity
Photoplay magazine: the birth of celebrity cultureThe Guardian (blog)In the February 1922 edition, Gloria Swanson offered “The Confessions of a Modern Woman”, for example, and in April 1924, vamp star Nita Naldi shared “What Men Have Told Me About Other Women – A Story That Every Wife Should Read”. Photoplay's ...
Posted on 26 January 2016 | 1:48 am
British Cinema and Hollywood - 'A Special
Alt Film Guide (blog)British Cinema and Hollywood - 'A Special Relationship': Q&A with Anthony SlideAlt Film Guide (blog)Back in the '20s, Betty Compson, Nita Naldi, Mae Marsh, and Dorothy Gish were brought over to England. Hitchcock's couple of post-war British movies starred Hollywood actors Ingrid Bergman, Joseph Cotten, Jane Wyman, and Marlene Dietrich. Britain's ...
Posted on 5 January 2016 | 1:19 am
The Ten Commandments (1923) vs. The Ten
KIMT 3The Ten Commandments (1923) vs. The Ten Commandments (1956) vs. Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)KIMT 3In 1923, Cecil B. DeMille made a movie about the problems he saw corrupting his society. In 1956, DeMille remade that film because he saw his civilization threatened by a force of evil. In 2014, Ridley Scott retells the story of Moses and the Jews in ...and more »
Posted on 19 December 2014 | 9:06 am
The Alloy Orchestra Meets 'Son of the Sheik'
Huffington Post (blog)The Alloy Orchestra Meets 'Son of the Sheik' at the San Francisco Silent Film FestivalHuffington Post (blog)The series included two more of Valentino's big box office hits - The Eagle, produced in 1925, also with Vilma Banky - and from 1922, Blood and Sand, co-starring the exotic vamp, Nita Naldi. I was ruined. The significance of this screening at the ...and more »
Posted on 18 September 2014 | 10:12 am
5 movies you may never see
This 1927 British silent work, running just 57 minutes and starring Nita Naldi, Bernhard Goetzke, Malcolm Keen and John F. Hamilton, is a drama of a Kentucky justice of the peace who accuses a schoolteacher of being a wanton woman. Just a handful of still ...
Posted on 21 August 2015 | 8:06 pm
7 Amazing British Films That Are Lost
What happened to it? It’s thought that at least four prints of the film existed, but they have been lost over time, a great disappointment to Hitchcock completists desperate to see exotic star Nita Naldi (the director described her as “dark ...
Posted on 1 July 2015 | 12:43 am
A Mata of life and death
He marries a friend from his childhood, the beautiful and virtuous Carmen (Lila Lee), but after he achieves fame and fortune he finds himself drawn to Doña Sol (Nita Naldi), a seductive widow. It was among the top grossing box office hits of 1922 ...
Posted on 25 June 2015 | 4:09 am
The 10 Things I Learned From Gay Talese That
Many of the scoops Talese wrote about he got because of his in-person doggedness: showing up at Nita Naldi’s hotel, talking to the headline operator in theater district, the groundskeeper at a pet cemetery. 5. Do More Research Than You Think Is Necessary.
Posted on 23 October 2013 | 11:13 pm
A Walk Through Calvary Cemetery
Calvary is almost a Who's Who of Hollywood's Silent Era. Nita Naldi, one of Rudolph Valentino's leading ladies, was born Mary Dooley in New York City, attending Catholic schools there and in New Jersey. Robert Harron, one of the leading stars of the 1910s ...
Posted on 2 January 2013 | 1:10 pm