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Gilbert Adrian costume for Greta Garbo in Mata Hari directed by George Fitzmaurice 1931. Photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull. (theredbook.com).

Gilbert Adrian, Greta Garbo in Mata Hari directed by George Fitzmaurice 1931 photo by Clarence Sinclair Bull

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french actress ⋒ jeanne roques aka musidora (paris † paris film director and writer. acting in silent films, she gained popularity as irma vep' (an anagram of the word vampire) in the louis feuillade serial " les vampires" vintage portrait

'Night Moves' editorial styled by Shu Uemura's international artistic director, for Vogue Australia, December

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Theda Bara was promoted as an exotic beauty of French and Arabic descent, to whom English was not a first language. She often played exotic vamp characters. She was actually born Theodosia Goodman and lived in Cincinnati. Here she portrays Cleopatra.

Theda Bara

Portrait of Theda Bara "The Vamp", As to vamping, critics stated that her portrayal of calculating, coldhearted women was morally instructive to men. Bara responded by saying, "I will continue doing vampires as long as people sin.

antique harlequin costume

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