Glorious, Glorious Gloria the Birthday Girl!

On 27th March, 1899, a baby girl was born in the great Midwestern metropolis of Chicago. She grew up to conquer the world, armed with an arsenal of talent, wit, style, unusual beauty, and a staggering amount of well-justified ambition and self-confidence.

The camera loved her. Clothes loved her.

Fans loved her.

We still do.

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Five (of the Many) Faces of Gloria

Magnificent:

Gloria Swanson in Male and Female, 1919

Gloria Swanson in Male and Female, 1919.

Demure:

Gloria Swanson, Motion Picture Classic (1920)

Gloria Swanson, Motion Picture Classic (1920).

Determined:

Gloria Swanson by Nickolas Muray, 1922

Gloria Swanson by Nickolas Muray, 1922.

Edgy:

Gloria Swanson in The Impossible Mrs. Bellew, 1922

Gloria Swanson in The Impossible Mrs. Bellew, 1922.

Timeless:

Gloria Swanson, Stars of the Photoplay (1924)

Gloria Swanson, Stars of the Photoplay (1924).

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Happy birthday to the one, the only, the superb Gloria Swanson!

Until next time…

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◊Effie is our Film correspondent. She (shockingly!) prefers House Peters’ profile to John Barrymore’s!

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2 thoughts on “Glorious, Glorious Gloria the Birthday Girl!

  1. That’s true, clothes DID love Gloria Swanson. Also, you’re so right about her timeless quality. Some stars from the 1920s look like they’re a product of the 20s, but not Gloria.

    Happy belated birthday to the magnificent Gloria!

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