I’ve been a bad blogger these past few weeks. I’ve been crazy busy and tired but am slowly working on some new jewellery that I hope to be able to show soon. In the meantime I’ll tell you another story and I hope not to bore you to tears.
Earlier this year I’ve blogged about my few but tresured vintage postcards. Almost all of them are from “Borgå Antik”, a charming store in old Porvoo, held by an adorable old lady. She has hundreds of cards there but I only choose the ones I kind of fall in love with. (And I’ve always meant to say that if you happen to want to use these images in your artwork or whatever, that’s just fine by me. If you click on the image, you’ll see the full sized photo as they’ve originally been scanned in quite a large size.)
Barbara La Marr looking etheral with her gorgeous accessories. She’s quoted for saying: “I like my men like I like my roses… by the dozen.”
Gilbert starred in almost a hundred films and was a huge filmstar, very well paid too, at the time. In the late 1920s he had an affair with and was eventually left at the altar (!!) by no other than Greta Garbo! After these events it was said that he never really got his spark back, poor fellow. He died of a heart attack in 1936.
When I purchased these two cards I didn’t know who these people were, they were just beautiful faces from the silent movie era that I really don’t know that much about. I looked up their names and read their stories on IMDB today for this blog post and was surprised to learn that La Marr and Gilbert had had a love affair. So I just had to photograph the spot where I keep these cards here at home. For ages the two have been stuck on this old mirror on my desk, facing each other. I’d call that quite a coincidence.