Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Constance Talmadge

Constance Talmadge was a silent movie star born in Brooklyn, New York, USA, and was the sister of fellow actresses Norma Talmadge and Natalie Talmadge. Talmadge appeared in more than 80 films, often in comedies like A Pair of Silk Stockings (1918), Happiness à la Mode (1919), Romance and Arabella (1919), Wedding Bells (1921) and The Primitive Lover (1922). She grew so much in stature that she strarted her own production company. Both she and Norma's pronounced and rather squeaky Brooklyn accent did not prove all that suitable for talkies (particularly for the dramatic Norma) and it's more likely that they left Hollywood on their own terms before they were shunned. As the two sisters were as different as night and day, professional jealousy never entered into the picture. Both sisters invested wisely in business ventures in later life.


Among the first people to place their footprints and handprints in the forecourt of Grauman's Chinese Theatre. To make her panel unique, she walked across it leaving five footprints. (To date, everyone else has stood in the cement leaving two footprints.) Her panel is located directly behind the box office.


  1. i literally gasped when i saw that first pic. intoxicating!

  2. Dawn, these are beautiful photos of the Talmadge sisters. Thanks for posting it. I love the fun facts.


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