Polaire (1874-1939)


Pauline Emilie-Marie Bouchard (1874-1939), stagename Polaire/Miss Polaire (Pole Star) was a French singer and actress. Toulouse Lautrec portrayed her on a magazine cover in 1895, making a name for herself she tried her luck in New York without succes. When she returned to Paris she went on to act in serious theatre. Friend of the…

Joan Rydell


Joan ‘Eve’ Rydell (1917 – 1967) was one of the models for Irving Klaw, she was married for a while to Jack Bradley, who was hired as photographer for Klaw. Joan also used a modeling name of Eve/Eva Rydell and modeled for many magazines early 1940s until mid 1950s. Magazines such as Titter, Flirt, Wink,…

Josephine Baker (1906-1975)


Julian Mandel was one of the many photographers who captured Josephine Baker (1906-1975)I will try to create a seperate post for her some other time.

The Little Cherub


When finding a photo of Miss Gabrielle Ray holding a whip I could not resist sharing it on a different platform due to her appearance as Dominatrix. Then some time later I found a different photo with a same vibe, but different model. I totally forgot about it until someone mentioned not knowing the story…

Mary Nolan(1902-1948)


Mary Nolan (born Mary Imogene Robertson; 1902 -1948) was an American stage and film actress, singer and dancer. She began her career as a Ziegfeld girl in the 1920s performing under the stage name Imogene “Bubbles” Wilson. She was fired from the Ziegfeld Follies in 1924 for her involvement in a tumultuous and highly publicized…

Medeline Hurlock(1897-1989)


Madeline Hurlock (1897–1989) was a silent film actress, hailing from Federalsburg, Maryland. Hurlock appeared in many short comedies for Mack Sennett, starting as one of the Sennett Bathing Beauties in 1923, and was one of the WAMPAS Baby Stars of 1925. She was a talented comedian, also known for her incredible beauty. She appeared in…