The TIGRESS by Alice Guy Blache with Olga Petrova

The TIGRESS by Alice Guy Blache with Olga Petrova

mercredi 16 avril 2008

"The speel of the Yukon" and other verses by Robert W. Service FEATURING THE SUPERB EMOTIONAL ACTRESS MME. PETROVA


"MY MADONNA" Adapted from the poem of the same name from "The speel of the Yukon" and other verses by Robert W. Service FEATURING THE SUPERB EMOTIONAL ACTRESS MME. PETROVA one of her Greatest Successes Before the Camera
"The Speel of the yukon" Robert Service
http://www.fullbooks.com/The-Spell-of-the-Yukon-by-Robert-Service.html

My Madonna



I haled me a woman from the street,
Shameless, but, oh, so fair!
I bade her sit in the model's seat
And I painted her sitting there.

I hid all trace of her heart unclean;
I painted a babe at her breast;
I painted her as she might have been
If the Worst had been the Best.

She laughed at my picture and went away.
Then came, with a knowing nod,
A connoisseur, and I heard him say;
"'Tis Mary, the Mother of God."

So I painted a halo round her hair,
And I sold her and took my fee,
And she hangs in the church of Saint Hillaire,
Where you and all may see.

mardi 19 février 2008

My Madonna Olga Petrova Alice Guy


A Mme Alice Guy Blache directing a scene in "My Madonna" with Olga Petrova A new Metro-Feature-Picture

See Alice Guy Jr's blog ; http://alice-guy-jr.eklablog.com

lundi 18 février 2008

SOLAX STOCK STAR OLGA PETROVA


pour le 40éme anniversaire de la disparition d' Alice Guy
Tribute to Alice Guy

"Les Amis d'Alice Guy" (aliceguy.free.fr) organise "Alice au pays du cinema"
UNESCO PARIS salle Juan Miró du 10 au 21 mars 2008

Olga Petrova SOLAX STOCK Alice GUY

Olga Petrova "SOLAX STARS STOCK" Alice Guy

24 mars 2008, 40éme anniversaire de la disparition d'Alice Guy

Exposition "Alice Guy au pays du cinema"
orgarisation alice guy .free .fr
du 10 au 21 mars 2008
UNESCO PARIS salle Juan Miro
organisation Thierry Peeters "Les Amis d'Alice Guy"


Olga Petrova (May 10, 1884 – November 30, 1977) was an actress, screenwriter and playwright.

Born Muriel Harding in Tur Brook, England, she moved to the United States where she became a star of vaudeville using the stage name Olga Petrova. She was cast in her first silent film in 1912, a Russian production titled Ukhod Velikovo Startsa (Departure of a Grand Old Man). She went on to appear in a number of films for Solax Studios and was Metro Pictures first diva, usually given the role of a femme fatale. During her seven years in film, Petrova appeared in more than two dozen films and wrote the script for several others.

Petrova left the film industry in 1918 but continued to act in Broadway productions. During the 1920s, she wrote three plays and toured the country with a theater troop. In 1942, she published her autobiography, Butter With My Bread.

Olga Petrova died in 1977 in Clearwater, Florida. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



1. Kira Kiralina (1927) .... Kira's mother
... aka Dvazhdy prodannaya (Soviet Union: Russian title: reissue title)
... aka Female for Sale - Twice (International: English title: informal title)

2. The Panther Woman (1918) .... Patience Sparhawk
3. Tempered Steel (1918) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Lucille Caruthers
4. The Life Mask (1918) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Anita Courtland

5. The Light Within (1918) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Laurel carlisle, M>D>
6. Daughter of Destiny (1917) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Marion Ashley
... aka The Greater Way (USA)

7. More Truth Than Poetry (1917) (as Mme. Olga Petrova) .... Elaine Esmond/Vera Maitland
8. Exile (1917) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Claudia Perez
9. The Silence Sellers (1917) (as Mme. Petrova) .... Laura Sutphen
10. To the Death (1917) (as Mme. Olga Petrova) .... Bianca Sylva

11. Law of the Land (1917) .... Margaret Harding
12. The Undying Flame (1917) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... The Princess/Grace Leslie
13. The Soul of a Magdalen (1917) (as Mme. Petrova) .... Heloise Broulette
... aka The Soul of Magdalen (USA: copyright title)
... aka The Soul of a Magdalene (USA)
14. The Waiting Soul (1917) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Grace Vaughan

15. The Secret of Eve (1917) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Eve, in the Garden of
Eden/Hagar, the Gypsy Woman/Eve, the Quakeress/Eve, the Wife of Brandon
16. Bridges Burned (1917) (as Mme. Olga Petrova) .... Mary O'Brien
17. The Black Butterfly (1916) (as Mme. Petrova) .... Sonia Smirnov/Marie, the convent girl
18. Extravagance (1916) (as Madame Olga Petrova) .... Norma Russell

19. The Eternal Question (1916) .... Bianca
20. The Scarlet Woman (1916/I) (as Madame Petrova) .... Thora Davis
21. Playing with Fire (1916) (as Mme. Petrova) .... Jean Serian
22. The Soul Market (1916) (as Olya Petrova) .... Elaine Elton
23. What Will People Say? (1916) .... Persis Cabot
24. My Madonna (1915) .... Lucille

25. The Bludgeon (1915)
26. The Vampire (1915/I) .... Jeanne Lefarge
27. The Heart of a Painted Woman (1915) .... Martha Redmond
28. The Tigress (1914) .... Stella
29. Ukhod velikovo startza (1912) (as O. Petrova) .... Sofja Andreevna
... aka Departure of a Grand Old Man (International: English title)

Writer:
1. Daughter of Destiny (1917) (story)
... aka The Greater Way (USA)
2. More Truth Than Poetry (1917) (as Mme. Olga Petrova) (story)
3. To the Death (1917) (as Mme. Olga Petrova) (scenario)
4. Bridges Burned (1917) (story)

Solax Stock Alice Guy Olga Petrova


Review Summary

Billed as "Madame Petrova," actress Olga Petrova once more collaborated with her favorite director Alice Guy Blache for the five-reel Metro drama My Madonna. Inspired by a Robert W. Service poem, the story concerns a Parisian demimonde named Lucille (Petrova) who becomes the model of an aspiring artist named Robert (Guy Coombs). Falling in love with Robert, Lucille endeavors to spare him disappointment by secretly buying his "unsaleable" paintings. Luck of luck, one of his portraits of Lucille, "My Madonna," wins first prize in an art contest. Ecstatic over this sudden gust of good fortune, Robert marries Lucille. Eventually, however, success goes to his head, and he decides to divest himself of his wife, feeling that her questionable past will hold back his future. Cutting her losses, Lucille devotes herself to charitable work, while a villainous former suitor stands on the sidelines, hoping to have a second chance at her. The villain is subsequently murdered, and Robert is held responsible. At Robert's trial, Lucille once again comes to his rescue by claiming that she is the murderer. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide


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Olga Petrova

MADAME PETROVA

FEMME FATATE

SOLAX COMPANY FIRST DIVA



Olga Petrova

Olga Petrova
Birth name Muriel Harding
Born May 10, 1884(1884-05-10)
Tur Brook, England United Kingdom
Died November 30, 1977 (aged 93)
Clearwater, Florida, United States
Spouse(s) Louis Willoughby
(?-1968) (his death)
Dr. John Stewart Dillon (physician)
(?-?) (divorced)

Olga Petrova (May 10, 1884November 30, 1977) was an actress, screenwriter and playwright.

Born Muriel Harding in Tur Brook, England, she moved to the United States where she became a star of vaudeville using the stage name Olga Petrova. She was cast in her first silent film in 1912, a Russian production titled Ukhod Velikovo Startsa (Departure of a Grand Old Man). She went on to appear in a number of films for Solax Studios and was Metro Pictures first diva, usually given the role of a femme fatale. During her seven years in film, Petrova appeared in more than two dozen films and wrote the script for several others.

Petrova left the film industry in 1918 but continued to act in Broadway productions. During the 1920s, she wrote three plays and toured the country with a theater troop. In 1942, she published her autobiography, Butter With My Bread.

Olga Petrova died in 1977 in Clearwater, Florida. She has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.



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"THE TIGRESS " 1914 d'ALICE GUY avec OLGA PETROVA

The best-known of the many pre-1920 films bearing the title The Tigress, this 1914 release was directed by pioneering female filmmaker Alice Guy Blache. At the outset of the film, heroine Stella (Olga Petrova) is not a "tigress" at all, but instead a loving wife and mother. All this changes when the despotic and rapacious Governor of Euturia, whose sexual overtures have been spurned by Stella, orders that her husband be executed and her child kidnapped. Herself escaping entombment in the Governor's dungeon, Stella vows vengeance against the entire male population. To that end, she becomes "The Tigress," head of a vicious gang of international spies. But on the verge of a big-time sabotage operation, Stella turns her back on her new comrades to save the life of her beloved daughter, now the foster child of an American diplomat. The Tigress was co-adapted by Blache from a play by Ramsey Morris.