Femme fatale Pola Negri (1897–1987) was one of the great stars of the silent film era, an actress whose personal story of hardships and successes, loves and tragedies is more compelling than most Hollywood dramas. Yet today she is largely overlooked, her name tarnished by myths and scandals.
Taking a fresh look at her life and career, this book debunks the myths and gossip, presenting a candid portrait of one of the silent screen’s most sensational leading ladies.
Rare photographs are included, along with in-depth discussions of her films.
|Publisher:||McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Sergio Delgado is a writer, film historian and movie palace enthusiast with a long-time interest in Pola Negri. He lives in Lenexa, Kansas, with his wife and a vast collection of silent film memorabilia.
Table of Contents
1 A Peculiar Public Perception 5
2 Variations on Apolonia Chalupec 8
3 The Rise of Pola Negri 16
4 America Goes Ga-Ga for Pola 31
5 The Paradox of Publicity 43
6 Pola Negri in Paramount Pictures 56
7 The Anatomy of Failure 130
8 Pola in Purgatory 133
9 The Wandering Star 141
10 Der Führer's Favorite 152
11 All Too Soon Forgotten 161
Chapter Notes 171