Pola Negri publicity photo, ca. 1927
Pola always possessed the eerie quality of never quite looking the same in photographs taken of her throughout her movie career. Here is an example: a very warm and simple portrait–and if it weren’t for the words printed in the bottom left-hand corner, I would never have recognized her. It’s a look I haven’t seen in any other photos of her and shows how varied she could be in the camera eye. Beautiful, wasn’t she?