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Discussion in 'The Observation Bar' started by Gilbey, Mar 12, 2011.
I can't seem to get over this beautiful image from the 20's, but who is she?
Neither Clara nor Jean, I know that for certain.
It's a pretty classic twenties look. You'll find some likely candidates here (and in other pages at the same site):
I just couldn't imagine that beauty being a grandmother now ... or even DEAD.
Its possible she is nobody famous. She may be just a model. :/
Mmmmm . . . I think she may be one of those silent stars. I didn't go into that website, (I have before and it's extremely fascinating). But my first thought was Colleen Moore. But I think probably not.
Not Colleen Moore.
Most likely just a Mack Sennett girl, or something along those lines. No one famous. I can't place her and I know all the stars from back then
Possibly Marie Prevost? Same flat nose and same shape eyes. Marie was also a "bathing beauty" during her career:
That looks pretty close, Amy Jeanne.
Yup, just got confirmation from one of my silent movie nerd friends that the mystery woman is indeed Marie Prevost.
Even though the men’s styles from that era aren’t necessarily 100% my favorite, something about the 1920s in general really appeals to me. This sounds weird, but when I see a photo or an artifact from that decade, it looks like home.
Doesn't sound weird to me, David, I agree. The most gorgeous gals I've ever seen were in pictures from the 20's.
Marie would have been my guess as well - such a very, very pretty girl in the 20s (and what an awful legacy it left her). If you enter Marie Prevost bathing in Google images there are a number of her in bathing costumes as she was one of Mack Sennett's bathing belles.
Here's the pic again with Mack Sennett's name on it:
she is nobody! but she could be everybody! ... she is cute, perfect 1920s example of a flapper!
There you go! She is everybody! lollollollol
It says heart attack but she killed herself!
LOS ANGELES TIMES
January 24, 1937
One-Time Queen of Sennett Beauties
Victim of Heart Attack in Modest Home
Marie Prevost, 38 years of age, once reigning queen of the Sennett bathing beauties, was found dead yesterday in her modest single apartment at 6230 Afton Place, Hollywood. Apparently dead two-days, her body was found clothed and face down on a folding bed.
Whining at the-bedside was her pet dachshund, Maxie, and teeth marks on the actress' body indicated animal had tugged at his mistress in ant attempt to arouse her.
GAS HEATER BURNING
In the tiny kitchen two gas heaters were burning under an open window. Several empty whisky bottles lay in the sink.
Although Detective Lieutenants Stambler and Sanderson declared death undoubtedly was caused by a heart attack, the body was taken to the morgue and an autopsy will be performed,
The apartment was disarranged but there was no indication of violence or foul play, officers reported.
FOUND BY HOUSEBOY
Alarmed over absence of activity about the Prevost suite, Mrs. Henrietta Jenks, manager of the apartment, sent William Bogle, houseboy, to investigate. He opened the apartment with a passkey and found the brown-haired actress dead on the bed. She had drawn a robe over her, apparently as one would do before taking a nap. Her shoes and stockings had been removed.
Police were notified by Harry Jenks, the manager’s husband.
Bogle, who lives at 2124 Hooper Avenue, said he last saw Marie Prevost alive last Wednesday when he cleaned the apartment.
VISIT TO A STORE
On the same day she visited a nearby delicatessen and talked with Bernard Weiss, 18, living at 849 Mansfield Avenue. Bernard said Miss Prevost redeemed a $2.50 check which had been returned by the bank and said she had been in Laguna Beach for two months.
At one time the former star was a dog fancier and her apartment was filled with blue ribbons and pictures of her prize-winning animals.
Attached to the actress’ apartment door was penciled note:"Please do not knock on the door more than once. It makes my dog bark. If I am in I will hear you as I am not deaf.”
Residents of the apartment building believe the note was written to ward off bill collectors, many of whom called during the three months Miss Prevost had made her home there.
At the time of her death the comedienne was attempting a screen come-back and had been fortunate in obtaining bit assignments in several pictures.
PURSE CONTAINS $100
She was heavily in debt, it was reported, but at the time her body was found her purse contained $100 and her rent was in advance.
That she had been befriended by those who worked with her in the Sennett comedies was indicated by a promissory note found on her dressing table showing that Joan Crawford had lent her money to tide her over a difficult period.
Wow, that is a pretty sad story.