★ Ad for Adams Fruit Chewing Gum (1919)

★ I just love this beautiful illustrated advert for Adams California Fruit Chewing Gum, as published in Shadowland magazine, September 1919. Painted from a photograph, it features a likeness of American silent film actress Ruth Roland, who was endorsing the product with… Read More

★ Alla Nazimova in ‘Salome’ (1923)

★ Sensational publicity shot of Russian actress, Alla Nazimova, as the title character in silent film ‘Salome’ (1923). Based upon Oscar Wilde’s play of the same name, and intended to mimic the visual style of Aubrey Beardsley’s accompanying illustrations, the film featured highly stylized… Read More

★ Silver Screen Stars: Gloria Swanson

★ American actress Gloria Swanson was born on this day in 1899. One of the most prominent stars during the silent film era, she worked with the likes of Charlie Chaplin and Rudolph Valentino, and starred in dozens of films throughout the 1910s and 1920s. During her… Read More