Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Anita Page . . .

I was poking around on the net reading about some silent films and i read that Anita Page passed away on sept. 7th of this year at the age of 98! That is a bit weird because it's the same date my father passed away in 2001, yikes!
Anita is not known much today but she is in some first rate films, was quite a good actress and very easy on the eyes as well! "Speedway" with William Haines, "Our Dancing Daughters", "Our Blushing Brides" and "Our Modern Maidens" all with Joan Crawford, "Night Court" with Walter Huston playing an absolutely despicably corrupt judge, as well as her most famous film "Broadway Melody" with equally adorable Bessie Love, which was the first talking film to win the best picture Oscar, are all well-worth seeing!
Here are a few pics of Anita, the first was taken by George Hurrell . . .





2 comments:

Margaret Benbow said...

Anita Page was still a teenager in Our Dancing Daughters, but what a powerhouse! She got to portray a drunken, amoral schemer who steals the good guy from Joan Crawford, and did she ever get her teeth in that role! Her energy and instinctive panache blaze through the screen.

Vintage Movie Star Photos said...

I love the Page photo by Hurrell. As a matter of fact, I have started a a blog dedicated to all the great old Hollywood style photographers including Hurrell among others. Please feel free to take a look:

http://vintagemoviestarphotos.blogspot.com/

Sincerely, Barb