Thursday, December 10, 2009


Anita Evelyn Pomares (August 4, 1910 – September 6, 2008), AKA Anita Page, became famous in silent films. Her father had an electrical contracting business. He helped Anita get into the movies because he did some lighting work for a studio in Astoria.

Her first screen name was Anita Rivers.

She received the most fan mail of anyone on the MGM lot at that time.

She was known as "the girl with the most beautiful face in Hollywood" in the 1920's.

She performed with Joan Crawford in three films: Our Dancing Daughters (1928), Our Modern Maidens (1929) and Our Blushing Brides (1930).

She also performed with Buster Keaton in two of his talkies: Free and Easy (1930) and Sidewalks of New York (1931).

Received the Women's International Center (WIC) Living Legacy Award in 1997.

She was Clark Gable's first on screen love interest in The Easiest Way (1931).


  1. Dawn, I love the fun facts you have posted on Anita Page. I have actually seen all the films you have mentioned that Anita Page has performed. Anita also starred in the first Hollywood musical, The Broadway Melody (1929) with Bessie Love. Thank you for posting this; I love the photos!

  2. Silent, Thanks for the info on Anita. The pictures that they took of the Stars of Silent era, are absolutely beautiful.


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