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Barbara Kent, one of the last surviving stars of silent films, who performed alongside Gloria Swanson, Greta Garbo and Harold Lloyd, died last Thursday in Palm Desert, Calif. She was 103.

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Gloria Swanson, 1920s via darlingohara

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sydneyflapper: girlmostlikely: Gloria Swanson in a white peacock head dress, circa 1920s.  Swanson in the 1919 Cecil B Demille classic Male and Female

Gloria Swanson (1921) was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress and a fashion icon, especially under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille

Gloria Swanson 1925 -(March 27, 1899 – April 4, 1983) was an American actress, singer and producer. She was one of the most prominent stars during the silent film era as both an actress a fashion icon. Under the direction of Cecil B. DeMille, made dozens of silents and was nominated for the first Academy Award in the Best Actress category. She had also produced her own films. Today she is best known for her role as Norma Desmond, a faded silent film star, film Sunset Boulevard (1950).

Gloria Swanson, WAYYY before she was ready for her closeup. By the way: the Blu-Ray of Sunset Boulevard just came out and they did an AWESOME job of cleaning it up. Looks like it was shot yesterday...

Gloria Swanson and Milton Sills in The Great Moment, 1921 You can see why she earned a reputation as a fabulous clothes horse in these early...