Laura La Plante by Melbourne Spurr (1920s).

Laura La Plante by Melbourne Spurr (1920s).


Pauline Starke by Edwin Bower Hesser (1920s).

Pauline Starke by Edwin Bower Hesser (1920s).


Helen MacKellar in the original Broadway production “The Unknown Purple” (1918). Photograph by Mary Dale Clarke.

Helen MacKellar in the original Broadway production “The Unknown Purple” (1918). Photograph by Mary Dale Clarke.


Palmy Days (1931).

Palmy Days (1931).


Conrad Nagel and Anita Page in “The Hollywood Revue of 1929” (1929).

Conrad Nagel and Anita Page in “The Hollywood Revue of 1929” (1929).


Marguerite Chapman by Schuyler Crail.

Marguerite Chapman by Schuyler Crail.


Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford find love through tragedy in Columbia’s “Affair in Trinidad” (1952). Photo by Robert Coburn.

Rita Hayworth and Glenn Ford find love through tragedy in Columbia’s “Affair in Trinidad” (1952). Photo by Robert Coburn.


Leatrice Joy by Harold Dean Carsey (1920s).

Leatrice Joy by Harold Dean Carsey (1920s).


Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in “Wife vs. Secretary” (1936), directed by Clarence Brown and also starring Jean Harlow.

Clark Gable and Myrna Loy in “Wife vs. Secretary” (1936), directed by Clarence Brown and also starring Jean Harlow.


Marilyn Miller (1929).

Marilyn Miller (1929).


Olive Borden in “Love in the Desert” (1929).

Olive Borden in “Love in the Desert” (1929).


Mary Pickford.

Mary Pickford.


Dixie Lee by Max Munn Autrey (1930s).

Dixie Lee by Max Munn Autrey (1930s).


Mae Murray by George Ortlieb (1920s).

Mae Murray by George Ortlieb (1920s).