Silent Film Stars

Nida Naldi – Classic Vamp – 1923

Nita Naldi 1923

“My stars, boy, how women loathed me.”Nita Naldi

Source: Whitney Bolton (1961)
Photo: 1923

 

"The woman pays and pays - but if she's a smart little girl she gets away with an awful lot of change." -- Nita Naldi (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“The woman pays and pays – but if she’s a smart little girl she gets away with an awful lot of change.” — Nita Naldi

 

"I hate to do anything that requires exertion." -- Nita Naldi (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I hate to do anything that requires exertion.” — Nita Naldi

 

"The vampire virus lurks in every woman's heart." -- Nita Naldi (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I’d love to get away from vampire roles but I cannot. The vampire virus lurks in every woman’s heart. By that I do not mean that all women mean to be love thieves or home wreckers. But they do not not want to be irresistible in the affairs of the heart either to one man or to several. Even the quiet little woman whose housework is never finished and whose arms are full of babies like to picture herself in clinging exotic draperies as an invincible siren where her husband is concerned. The business girl models her gowns and manners more and more upon those of the woman whom the stage and screen picture in vampire roles.” — Nita Naldi

 

"I love tall men, especially men over 40. A man has no sense until he's reached that age." -- Nita Naldi (Bizarre Los Angeles)

“I love tall men, especially men over 40. A man has no sense until he’s reached that age.” — Nita Naldi

 

Nita Naldi

“To charm a man, act dumb; looks are more important than books.” – Nita Naldi in 1924.

Art Prints

 

 

Nita Naldi“As for me being a vamp and dressing like one and all that – what chance have I got? Looks is looks and I don’t do anything about them one way or the other. If someone hands me a pair of earrings, I attach ‘em. I go into a shop and they trot out all of their most – what do you call ’em? – exotic looking things, and I suppose I look as well in them as I would in anything. But I don’t care what I wear. I’d just as soon wear a shirtwaist and skirt as a yard of chiffon any day.” – Nita Naldi

Source: Gladys Hall

 

Photography Prints

 

Nita Naldi

“I’ve got a grand pair of legs. After all, I started in the leg shows – the Winter Gardens and the Follies. But have I ever been allowed to show my legs on the screen? No, my dear. I always had to wear my velvet skirts tight to the ground because producers think vamps grow that way. It’s the bunk.” – Nita Naldi

 

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