Photo and letter from Harry Ellerbe, who worked with Alla Nazimova on Broadway in 1936
We recently heard from Mari Lyn Henry, founder of the Society for the Preservation of Theatrical History which stemmed out of her many years of research and advocacy on behalf of forgotten artists who had a major impact on the development of theatre, especially in New York. It brings together historical scholarship on the people, […]
  • Martin Turnbull | Sep 23, 2016
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1931: Alla Nazimova on Broadway in “Mourning Becomes Electra”
Alla Nazimova’s Iconic 1923 ‘Salome’ Wig Discovered in a Trunk in Georgia
Wig Was Designed by Natacha Rambova, Wife of Rudolph Valentino
West Hollywood, Calif. (March 10, 2015) A lost trove of early 20th century costumes and fashionable street wear from the estate of Broadway and silent-film star Alla Nazimova (“Nah-ZIM-oh-vah”) was discovered last fall in an unlikely place: a storage building behind a home in Columbus, Ga. College student Jack Raines found the garments fastidiously packed […]
1918: Alla Nazimova plays in “A Doll’s House”
   
1922: Alla Nazimova in “A Doll’s House”
Alla Nazimova in “The Comet” (1908)
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Alla Nazimova as Hedda Gabler on Broadway
  • Martin Turnbull | Jun 27, 2013
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1911: Alla Nazimova in the Broadway play, “The Marionettes”
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1923: Alla Nazimova standing next to poster for Broadway play “Collusion”
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1931: Alla Nazimova in “Mourning Becomes Electra” on Broadway
Nazimova was a member of the original cast of Eugene O’Neill’s play Mourning Becomes Electra when it opened on Broadway in October 1931. She played Christine Mannon to Lee Baker’s Brig.-Gen. Mannon during the Broadway run, and was photographed at the Vandamm Studios.
  • Martin Turnbull | Jun 26, 2013
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