Theda Bara as Vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film “A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film « A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

©-Theda Bara- 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the f

Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film “A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell].

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell].

 Underwood & Underwood - Portrait of Theda Bara in A Fool There Was directed by frank Powell, 1915

Underwood & Underwood – Portrait of Theda Bara in A Fool There Was directed by frank Powell, 1915

 Underwood & Underwood - Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915

Underwood & Underwood – Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 Here

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Brett Hilder

Born in Sydney, Hilder has always been attracted to the exotic: the 1959 Brazilian classic, Black Orpheus, was the first film that influenced him. In 1969 he set up his own studio and became one of the most innovative fashion photographers of the time, working in Paris and Sydney. He took portraits of prominent identities and actors with the Sydney Theatre Company. Recently his photography has shifted more towards a romantic theme, suggesting the viewer has happened upon a scene in a film.

Brett Hilder - Italian Girl (Como Fue), A Story of Tina Modotti. A film [by Brett Hilder]. Print made Hill End 2002.

Brett Hilder –  Italian Girl (« Como Fue »), A Story of Tina Modotti. A film [by Brett Hilder]. Print made Hill End 2002.

Brett Hilder -Reflected Kimono, 1998-2003. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Reflected Kimono, 1998-2003. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder - Indian Rug (New Mexico), 1997

Brett Hilder – Indian Rug (New Mexico), 1997

rett Hilder -Roses (Como Fue), 1996-2002. Toned silver gelatin print

rett Hilder -Roses (Como Fue), 1996-2002. Toned silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder – Soft Shoulder 1996

Brett Hilder – Soft Shoulder 1996

Brett Hilder - Action, 1976. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder – Action, 1976. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Deco Badge II, 1972. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder -Deco Badge II, 1972. Vintage silver gelatin print

Brett Hilder - Strobe II 1970

Brett Hilder – Strobe II 1970

 

Busby Berkeley- still from « Gold Diggers of 1935

Still from Gold Diggers of 1935
Directed by Busby Berkeley

Gloria Stuart Still from “Gold Diggers of 1935″
 Directed by Busby Berkeley

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Dolores del Rio Ernest A. Bachrach

Portrait of Dolores del Rio in I Live for Love , directed by Busby Berkeley, 1935

Portrait of Dolores del Rio  Ernest A. Bachrach  portrait from Bird of Paradise, 1932

Portrait of Dolores del Rio in I Live for Love , directed by Busby Berkeley, 1935

Portrait of Dolores del Rio  Ernest A. Bachrach  portrait from Bird of Paradise, 1932

Film stills from Carl-theodor Dreyer‘s Vampyr, 1931

Film stills from Carl-theodor Dreyer‘s Vampyr,  1931

Willy Zielke – Dance (Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations ),1936

WILLY ZIELKE – Dance (Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations ),1936 ( Willy Zielke, who – as director, photographer and camera operator – was responsible for the shooting of the “Prologue » of the movie “Olympia. Teil 1 – Fest der Völker (« Olympia Part One: Festival of the Nations ),1938 by Leni Riefenstahl.)

 

Dorothy Gish Ruth Colby in Stage Struck Directed by Edward Morissey, 1917 Collection Cinémathèque française. D. R.

Dorothy Gish  Ruth Colby in Stage Struck Directed by Edward Morissey, 1917 Collection Cinémathèque française. D. R.

« une référence presqu’explicite à la peinture hollandaise, Vermeer et Pieter de Hoogh, dans la force de clair-obscur où seuls subsistent quelques rais de lumière dans une masse d’un noir profond » Barbara Le Maître … suite avec le lien Dorothy Gish