Alla Nazimova

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Alla Nazimova (Алла Назимова, born Marem-Ides Leventon; June 3, 1879 – July 13, 1945) was a Russian-American actress.wikipedia
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War Brides (film)

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Due to her notoriety in a 35-minute 1915 play entitled War Brides, Nazimova made her silent film debut in 1916 in the filmed version of the play, which was produced by Lewis J. Selznick.
War Brides is a lost 1916 American silent war drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Alla Nazimova.

Richard Barthelmess

A young actor with a bit part in the movie was Richard Barthelmess, whose mother taught Nazimova English.
Russian actress Alla Nazimova, a friend of the family, was taught English by Caroline Barthelmess.

Hedda Gabler

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Dorothy Parker described her as the finest Hedda Gabler she had ever seen.
Many prominent actresses have played the role of Hedda: Vera Komissarzhevskaya, Eleonora Duse, Alla Nazimova, Asta Nielsen, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Eva Le Gallienne, Elizabeth Robins, Anne Meacham, Ingrid Bergman, Peggy Ashcroft, Fenella Fielding, Jill Bennett, Janet Suzman, Diana Rigg, Isabelle Huppert, Claire Bloom, June Brown, Kate Burton, Geraldine James, Kate Mulgrew, Kelly McGillis, Fiona Shaw, Maggie Smith, Jane Fonda, Annette Bening, Amanda Donohoe, Judy Davis, Emmanuelle Seigner, Harriet Walter, Rosamund Pike and Cate Blanchett, who won the 2005 Helpmann Award (Australia) for Best Female Actor in a Play.

Salomé (1923 film)

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Her projects, including A Doll's House (1922), based on Ibsen, and Salomé (1923), based on Wilde's play, were critical and commercial failures. She was very impressed by Rambova's skills as an art director, and Rambova designed the innovative sets for Nazimova's film productions of Camille and Salomé.
Salomé is a 1923 silent film directed by Charles Bryant and starring Alla Nazimova.

A Doll's House (1922 film)

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Her projects, including A Doll's House (1922), based on Ibsen, and Salomé (1923), based on Wilde's play, were critical and commercial failures.
A Doll's House is a 1922 American silent drama film produced by and starring Alla Nazimova and directed by her husband Charles Bryant.

A Month in the Country (play)

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Left with few options, she gave up on the film industry, returning to perform on Broadway, notably starring as Natalya Petrovna in Rouben Mamoulian's 1930 New York production of Turgenev's A Month in the Country and an acclaimed performance as Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts, which critic Pauline Kael described as the greatest performance she had ever seen on the American stage.

Blood and Sand (1941 film)

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In the early 1940s, she appeared in a few more films, playing Robert Taylor's mother in Escape (1940) and Tyrone Power's mother in Blood and Sand (1941).
Blood and Sand (1941) is a romantic melodrama Technicolor film directed by Rouben Mamoulian, produced by 20th Century Fox, and starring Tyrone Power, Linda Darnell, Rita Hayworth, and Alla Nazimova.

Camille (1921 film)

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She was very impressed by Rambova's skills as an art director, and Rambova designed the innovative sets for Nazimova's film productions of Camille and Salomé.
Camille is a 1921 American silent drama film starring Alla Nazimova as Marguerite and Rudolph Valentino as her lover, Armand.

Jean Acker

She helped start the careers of both of Rudolph Valentino's wives, Jean Acker and Natacha Rambova.
After arriving in Hollywood, Acker became the protegee and lover of Alla Nazimova, a film actress whose clout and contacts enabled Acker to negotiate a $200 per week contract with a movie studio.

Ghosts (play)

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Left with few options, she gave up on the film industry, returning to perform on Broadway, notably starring as Natalya Petrovna in Rouben Mamoulian's 1930 New York production of Turgenev's A Month in the Country and an acclaimed performance as Mrs. Alving in Ibsen's Ghosts, which critic Pauline Kael described as the greatest performance she had ever seen on the American stage.
Russian actress Alla Nazimova, with Paul Orleneff, gave a notable production of Ghosts in a small room on the Lower East Side.

Natacha Rambova

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She helped start the careers of both of Rudolph Valentino's wives, Jean Acker and Natacha Rambova.
When Kosloff started work for fellow-Russian film producer Alla Nazimova at Metro Pictures Corporation (later MGM) in 1919, he sent Rambova to present some designs.

Rudolph Valentino

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She helped start the careers of both of Rudolph Valentino's wives, Jean Acker and Natacha Rambova. The first two were biographical films about Rudolph Valentino: The Legend of Valentino (1975), in which she was portrayed by Alicia Bond; and Valentino (1977), in which she was portrayed by Leslie Caron.
Rambova, Mathis, Ivano, and Valentino began work on the Alla Nazimova film Camille. Valentino was cast in the role of Armand, Nazimova's love interest.

Escape (1940 film)

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In the early 1940s, she appeared in a few more films, playing Robert Taylor's mother in Escape (1940) and Tyrone Power's mother in Blood and Sand (1941).
It starred Norma Shearer, Robert Taylor, Conrad Veidt and Alla Nazimova.

Garden of Allah Hotel

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By 1930 the hotel had been purchased by Central Holding Corporation which changed the name to the Garden of Allah Hotel.
Alla Nazimova acquired the property in 1919: she converted it into a residential hotel in 1926 by adding 25 villas around the residence, which opened as the "Garden of Alla Hotel" in January 1927.

Charles Bryant (actor)

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From 1912 to 1925 Nazimova maintained a "lavender marriage" with Charles Bryant (1879–1948), a British-born actor.
Bryant starred in A Train of Incidents (1914), and War Brides (1916), which was also the first film his wife, Alla Nazimova featured in.

Lavender marriage

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From 1912 to 1925 Nazimova maintained a "lavender marriage" with Charles Bryant (1879–1948), a British-born actor.

Glesca Marshall

The two had been introduced by the poet and art collector Edward James, and according to Tichenor, their intimate relationship angered Nazimova's longtime companion, Glesca Marshall.
Glesca Catherine Marshall (September 19, 1906 – August 21, 1987) was an actress and theatrical benefactor who was known primarily as the most enduring lover of Alla Nazimova, silent screen actress and a legend of her time.

Nancy Reagan

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Edith Luckett, a stage actress and the mother of future U.S. First Lady Nancy Reagan, was a friend of Nazimova, having acted with her onstage.
Her godmother was silent-film-star Alla Nazimova.

Henry Miller (actor)

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She was signed up by the American producer Henry Miller and made her Broadway debut in New York City in 1906 to critical and popular success.
After 1908, Miller began working as a manager and was responsible for launching the acting careers of Alla Nazimova, Walter Hampden, Laura Hope Crews and Ruth Chatterton.

Val Lewton

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She was also the aunt of American film producer Val Lewton.
He was nephew of actress Alla Nazimova.

Eva Le Gallienne

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Of those, Nazimova is confirmed to have been involved with romantically, the list includes actress Eva Le Gallienne, film director Dorothy Arzner, writer Mercedes de Acosta, and Oscar Wilde's niece, Dolly Wilde.
In 1918, while in Hollywood, she began an affair with the actress Alla Nazimova, who was at her height of fame, and who at that time wielded much power in the acting community.

Lewis J. Selznick

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Due to her notoriety in a 35-minute 1915 play entitled War Brides, Nazimova made her silent film debut in 1916 in the filmed version of the play, which was produced by Lewis J. Selznick.
He then launched the film career of Nazimova with her first film War Brides, which was a success.

Mercedes de Acosta

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Of those, Nazimova is confirmed to have been involved with romantically, the list includes actress Eva Le Gallienne, film director Dorothy Arzner, writer Mercedes de Acosta, and Oscar Wilde's niece, Dolly Wilde.
In 1916 she began an affair with actress Alla Nazimova and later with dancer Isadora Duncan.

Leslie Caron

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The first two were biographical films about Rudolph Valentino: The Legend of Valentino (1975), in which she was portrayed by Alicia Bond; and Valentino (1977), in which she was portrayed by Leslie Caron.
Her later film assignments included Father Goose (1964), with Cary Grant; Ken Russell's Valentino (1977), in the role of silent-screen legend Alla Nazimova; and Louis Malle's Damage (1992).

Valentino (1977 film)

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The first two were biographical films about Rudolph Valentino: The Legend of Valentino (1975), in which she was portrayed by Alicia Bond; and Valentino (1977), in which she was portrayed by Leslie Caron.
Back at the funeral, Alla Nazimova (Leslie Caron) makes a flamboyant entrance.