The primary goal of the Alla Nazimova Society is to serve as a nexus for the growing community of fans, admirers, scholars and historians who are interested in the life and career of Alla Nazimova.


An additional important objective is to identify and locate artifacts, memorabilia, photographs and papers related to Nazimova’s artistry and life. In addition to cataloging these assets, when possible and appropriate we will endeavor to make them available to film historians and researchers.

We are also interested in artifacts and memorabilia related to Nazimova’s homes, particularly including the Garden of Alla/h.

When possible and necessary, we will acquire artifacts that appear to be at risk in order to assure their preservation and safekeeping.


The Society also seeks to establish relationships with museums, libraries and other institutions in order to facilitate exhibits featuring Nazimova’s life and artistry.

Relatedly, the Society is also interested in promoting the screening of Nazimova’s movies in theatres, on television and other media.


Through seminars, readings and other events, the Society intends to assure Nazimova’s place in film and theatre history by educating the public about the important role she played on Broadway and in Hollywood in the early years of the 20th century.

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  1. Brooks August 4, 2014 @ 12:06 pm

    Well i just found some very old trunks owned by Glesca Marshall with the name “Nazimova” printed large across the top. I opened one to find costumes with original notes telling which role Alla used the costume for in which movie/play.

  2. MaryEllen Marshall August 21, 2014 @ 5:29 pm

    I am very interested in where you came across these trunks owned by Glesca Marshall. I am Glesca’s great niece & my grandfather (Glesca’s brother) had a trunk like that, but not full of costumes.

  3. Jack October 18, 2014 @ 1:53 am

    Hey Mary Ellen, My grandmother had bought a house in Columbus in which used to be Emily woodruff’s where we found these old trunks. Ive done a little research and found out that Glesca was good friends with both Nazimova and Emily woodruff. I would love to contact you and talk more about this scanario. My phone number is (706) 604-2118

  4. Heather Vaughan Lee March 18, 2015 @ 12:52 am

    Jack and Mary Ellen,

    I too would love to be in touch about the costumes – I’m a fashion and film costume historian who has been researching and publishing on Natacha Rambova’s costume designs for over ten years. I would love to see more of what you’ve found.



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