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Silent Era Vamp

The exquisitely exotic and gothy Musidora (born Jeanne Roques) was introduced to me by this week’s movie pick, Irma Vep which imagines a fictional remake of Les Vampires, the silent serial that made Musidora famous in France in the early 1910’s. With her heavily kohled eyes and gorgeous alabaster skin, she shines in the dramatic styles she donned. Aside from her stunning looks and personal style, though, she was quite a pioneer in the cinematic world. At a time when women rarely worked beyond the roles of actress or costume designer, she was both a director and producer. Many of her works are sadly lost.

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Posted on September 5, 2010

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