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Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale

Mariusz Kotowski

Abstract

Pola Negri: Hollywood's First Femme Fatale chronicles the career of one of the most prominent silent-era actresses. Born in Poland, Pola Negri begins her acting career in Germany under the direction of Max Reinhardt and Ernst Lubitsch. The door is quickly opened for international success, and she soon becomes the first European star to move to Hollywood. There, Negri makes her way to the top and achieves superstar status, becoming a fan favorite through the mix of her beauty, acting talent, and diva personality. She is the original “femme fatale” and a role model for women all over the world. ... More

Keywords: history of women, Pola Negri, Charlie Chaplin, Rudolph Valentino, Hollywood, femme fatale, Max Reinhardt, Ernst Lubitsch, silent era, talkie

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780813144887
Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813144887.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mariusz Kotowski, author