Rogues & Vagabonds

theatre, film & tv past and present 2001-2008 & 2013…

Noël Coward’s Rare Home Movie Footage

Selected extracts from nearly 2 hours of home movies shot by Noël Coward and Jeffery Holmesdale (Lord Amherst) 16mm Cinè Film from 1921 to 1935. Source: Noël Coward’s Rare Home … Continue reading


Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial Cinema – CURNBLOG

Terry George’s ‘The Promise’, set during the Armenian-Genocide, is a great movie. The talents of Oscar Isaac and Christian Bale are… Source: Why the Armenian-Genocide Film ‘The Promise’ Is Crucial … Continue reading

04/28/2017 · 1 Comment

On this day: the premiere of Metropolis | In Times Gone By…

Iconic futuristic German film Metropolis premiered on the 10th of January, 1927. Filmed in 1925 but set in the year 2026, the film is set in a city with ruling … Continue reading

01/10/2017 · 2 Comments

Louise Brooks in Diary of a Lost Girl (1929) | FROM THE BYGONE

Diary of a Lost Girl is a 1929 silent film directed by Georg Wilhelm Pabst and starring the American silent star Louise Brooks. This was Brooks’ second and last film … Continue reading

05/12/2016 · 2 Comments

Louise Brooks as “The Canary” in The Canary Murder Case (1929) | FROM THE BYGONE

The Canary Murder Case is a 1929 American Pre-Code crime-mystery film made by Paramount Pictures, directed by Malcolm St. Clair and Frank Tuttle. The screenplay was based on novel The Canary … Continue reading

04/18/2016 · 2 Comments

Louise Brooks says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

”I have a gift for enraging people,but if I ever bore you it will be with a knife. “ Source: Louise Brooks says: | The Müscleheaded Blog

03/02/2016 · Leave a comment

Norma Shearer, Slave to Fashion, 1925 | kinneretstern

Photo post. Source: Norma Shearer, Slave to Fashion, 1925 | kinneretstern

02/19/2016 · Leave a comment

Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

Source: Photos of Iconic Entertainer Fanny Brice (1891 – 1951) | FROM THE BYGONE

12/13/2015 · 2 Comments

On this day: the premiere of Steamboat Willie

Steamboat Willie, a Disney animation that is credited with making Mickey and Minnie Mouse famous, premiered on the 18th of November, 1928. It was the first Disney cartoon to have … Continue reading

11/18/2015 · 2 Comments

Libby Holman by Sarony (ca. 1928)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Libby Holman (1904 – 1971) by Sarony New York, ca. 1928; Holman was an American torch singer and stage actress who also achieved notoriety for…

10/18/2015 · 4 Comments

Brigitte Helm as Scheming Baroness Sandorf in L’Argent (1928 film)

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
L’Argent (“money”) is a French silent film directed in 1928 by Marcel L’Herbier. The film was adapted from the novel L’Argent by Émile Zola,…

09/06/2015 · Leave a comment

Alicia Markova – Prima Ballerina Assoluta

Originally posted on FROM THE BYGONE:
Dame Alicia Markova DBE (1910 – 2004) was an English ballerina and a choreographer, director and teacher of classical ballet. Most noted for her…

08/20/2015 · 2 Comments

Vintage Pin Up: Louise Brooks

08/02/2015 · Leave a comment

The mystery of Mabel E. Johnston, who drew beautiful costumes | MCNY Blog: New York Stories

Originally posted on MCNY Blog: New York Stories. In 1978, the Museum received a collection of costume design renderings that featured the work of well-known theatrical designers such as Boris Aronson, … Continue reading

06/12/2015 · Leave a comment

San Antonio’s Women in Music, 1920s to 1940s

Originally posted on The Top Shelf:
During this Women’s History Month, we show photographs of some of the local women who contributed to the field of music during the period…

03/17/2015 · Leave a comment

Scandalous Women: Book Review: Two New Books on Hollywood Scandals

Title: Tinseltown: Murder, Morphine, and Madness at the Dawn of Hollywood Author: William J. Mann Hardcover: 480 pages Publisher: Harper (October 14, 2014) Language: English How Acquired:  Edelweiss What it’s About: The Day of the … Continue reading

10/18/2014 · Leave a comment