Tag Archives: Ivan Mosjoukine

Coda to Valentine’s Day: silent film postcards

Flowers and chocolates and clichés, I don’t care, but I really like the idea of reclaiming Valentine’s Day as a time to express your feelings for the important people in your life. I have so many amazing friends, they mean … Continue reading

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A mailout of film postcards

For posterity/self-archiving purposes and the possible interest of others, here are the postcards I made and mailed out to friends for Valentine’s Day. A gaggle of Garbos, a multi-Moz, Barrymore times four, etc. May the film gods not be angered … Continue reading

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Mosjoukine! … Le Brasier Ardent | The Burning Crucible (FR 1923)

Before Morrissey, before Morris Day … there was another: the original Moz. And that Moz is Ivan Mosjoukine, né Мозжухин (Mozzhukhin) … Vanya to his friends. He has been seen before on this blog, but only briefly and not in … Continue reading

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The flowers of romance? Хризантемы | Chrysanthemums (RU 1914)

Today it’s back to pre-revolutionary Russia, where indeed I’ve been spending a lot of my reading + watching time lately. Chrysanthemums (translit. Khrizantemy; 1914) is the story of Vera Alekseevna Nevolina, played by the radiant Vera Karalli in her first film role (her … Continue reading

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