I’m a bit late, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of her death. She was a singular lady, that one.
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.
Five (of the Many) Faces of Gloria
Happy birthday to the one, the only, the superb Gloria Swanson!
Until next time…
◊Effie is our Film correspondent. She (shockingly!) prefers House Peters’ profile to John Barrymore’s!