From “A Creature of Flame and Desire,” by Sergio Delgado, Copyright, 2014

And now, down to the nitty-gritty!  At No. 2. is a true favorite of mine, Pola Negri in “The Cheat” (1923).  Isn’t the epitome of what a silent movie star should look like:  exotic, beautiful and dressed to kill?  This is one of her most photogenic portraits.  I like it so much that I made it the cover of my soon to be published bio of her:  A CREATURE OF FLAME AND DESIRE.  This is Pola as I like to remember her.

Incidentally, the fan she is holding, according to publicity, was made of ostrich feathers and cost a lordly $10K to make.  Imagine what that costs in today’s dollars!


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