“Louise Glaum, in a cloth of gold vamp creation…provided the high lights at the annual ball of the motion picture directors at the Hotel Alexandria in Los Angeles early in December .”
The ball was most likely held inside the Alexandria Hotel‘s Rose Ballroom on the Mezzanine floor [2nd floor] back then.
Source: Photoplay Magazine in 1917:
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“I have only done a few real vampire parts, according to the figurative definition: ‘One who lives by preying on others.’ The term has been so misused that any woman who does anything a bit naughty is now called a ‘vamp.’” — Louise Glaum in 1921.
“I don’t think it is a good thing for a player to keep to one style of part. However, there are some types of character I cannot play, like ingenue, for istance. Therefore, I like stories of the strong, dramatic kind. But the characters must be human, true to life. The so-called vamp grew tiresome because she wasn’t human.” — Louise Glaum
Paul Whiteman, King of Jazz lived at Alexandria Hotel, ALSO WHITMAN’S DEC 1919 OPENING NIGHT ORCHESTRA. Source is King of Jazz Paul Whitman’s Technicolor Review pages 17 and 18.