Barbara La Marr: Heroin & Death in Old Hollywood

Barbara La Marr, young actress addicted to morphine and heroin

«Il via alla moda dell’autodistruzione 
era stato dato qualche anno prima
da Barbara La Marr, 
attrice soprannominata “la troppo bella”, 
consegnata alla storia per esser stata 
la prima morta di overdose da eroina: era il 1926.

Barbara conobbe tutti i tipi di droga, 
conservava la cocaina in un prezioso cofanetto in oro.

Volto struggente, fascino maledetto e distruttivo 
e occhi allucinati furono il dettaglio 
che caratterizzò quella perduta bellezza.»

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«The fashionable way of self-destruction had been given a few years earlier, however, by Barbara La Marr, an actress nicknamed “the girl who was too beautiful”, consigned to history for having been the first death of a heroin overdose: it was 1926.

Barbara knew everyone the types of drugs, he kept cocaine in a precious gold casket.

A poignant face, damned and destructive charm and hallucinated eyes were the details that characterized that lost beauty.»

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Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun: when art meets fashion

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Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) è senza dubbio la più significativa artista donna nella Francia del Rococò. Emancipata, dotata di una raffinata bellezza e di un talento straordinario, ha ritratto personaggi illustri e alla moda durante il regno di Maria Antonietta proseguendo nel periodo Neoclassico. Ho selezionato alcune sue opere analizzando dettagli che raccontano stili e tendenze sorprendenti.

Elisabeth Vigée Le Brun (1755-1842) is undoubtedly the most significant female artist in Rococo France. Emancipated, endowed with a refined beauty and an extraordinary talent, she portrayed illustrious and fashionable characters during the reign of Marie Antoinette, continuing in that Neoclassical period that is very present in the artist’s canvases. I have selected some of her works by analyzing amazing details.

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Marie-Antoinette en grand habit de cour 1778 Elisabeth Louise Vigée

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1794 Aglae de Gramont, née de Polignac, duchesse de Guiche by Louise Élisabeth Vigée-Lebrun

Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun, La duchesse de Guise, 1794

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Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Gabrielle Yolande Claude Martine de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, 1782

Élisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun, Gabrielle Yolande Claude Martine de Polastron, duchesse de Polignac, 1782

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Portrait of Marie Gabrielle de Gramont, Duchesse de Caderousse, 1784 — Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun

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Baroness Bonne-Marie-Joséphine-Gabrielle Bernard de Boulainvilli

La Baronne de Crussol, 1785 Elisabeth Louise Vigee-Le brun

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Madame Vigée-Lebrun and her daughter Jeanne Lucie Louise – 1789

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Portrait of Count Grigory Chernyshev with a Mask in His Hand 1793

Portrait of Count Grigory Chernyshev with a Mask in His Hand, 1793

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Stripes & Disorders from fashion in 1914 – 1915

 

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Quello della striscia come motivo ornamentale o pattern per indumenti merita una riflessione approfondita. Mi limito qui, in sintesi, a farvi riflettere sul ruolo che questa geometria assume nel campo della semiologia e quindi della storia del costume. La riga, la striatura, la striscia, riveste il corpo interrompendo in modo violento un “tutto” sottoesposto generando così in chi guarda l’abito – e allora chi lo indossa – un senso di confusione, misto a eccitazione e persino ricusazione. Come il simbolo di un divieto, quello di un’allerta, o come una sbarra che impedisce un passaggio, la striscia nel suo consueto bicolore, cattura l’attenzione spezzando la regola dell’uniforme: irriverente e ribelle diviene alla moda intorno al 1914 – 1915, e non a caso. La Belle Époque con la sua sfrenatezza cancella il ruolo della donna “angelo del focolare” in virtù di una nuova figura emancipata, pronta a riprendere il proprio ruolo sociale. I venti di guerra poi, soffiano tra le strade delle città, profumando l’aria di polvere da sparo. La riga così spunta violenta dalle tele di Egon Schiele e dagli abiti di Paul Poiret, comparendo sui vestiti delle signore alla moda, simbolo del tempo nuovo e della pericolosità di quello futuro.

That of the stripe as an ornamental motif or garment pattern deserves a thorough reflection. In short, I limit myself here to reflect on the role that this geometry assumes in the field of semiology and therefore of the history of customs. The line, the streak, the strip, covers the body violently interrupting a “whole” underexposed thus generating in the viewer the dress – and then the wearer – a sense of confusion, mixed with excitement and even rejection. As the symbol of a ban, that of an alert, or like a bar that prevents a passage, the strip in its usual two-color, catches the attention breaking the rule of the uniform: irreverent and rebel becomes fashionable around 1914 – 1915, and not by chance. The Belle Époque with its wilderness cancels the role of the woman “angel of the hearth” by virtue of a new emancipated figure, ready to resume its social role. The winds of war then, blow through the streets of the city, smelling the air of gunpowder. The line so violent check on the clothes of fashionable ladies, symbol of the new time and the danger of the future.

Portrait of Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress - Egon Schiele, 1915

Egon Schiele Portrait of Edith Schiele in a Striped Dress – 1915

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Egon Schiele and wife Edith (muse) with Striped Dress Sitting, ca 1915. – artwork by Schiele 1915 – Emilie Louise Flöge – 1914 – wearing one of Gustav Klimt’s dress shirts that he made just for her

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Matisse – Striped Jacket, 1914

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Viv in Blue Stripe, 1914 – Robert Henri (

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French Illustration by Georges Barbierfor Costumes Parisiens – 1914

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The Delineator – July 1914

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Fashion Plate from The Delineator – July 1914

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The Modern Priscilla, October 1915

Les Modes (Paris) 1914 Costume tailleur par Redfern

Les Modes, Paris – 1914 Costume tailleur by Redfern

Les Modes (Paris) 1914 Robe d'apres-midi par Zimmermann

Les Modes, Paris – 1914 Robe d’apres-midi byZ immermann

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1914 c. fashion for a day at the races

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Olga Skott Vänersborg – 1914, by K & A Vikner – Vänersborg Museum

1915 a fool there was

Theda Bara in a scene from the film ‘A Fool There Was’ 1915

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Theda Bara in a scene from the film ‘A Fool There Was’ 1915

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SCHIAPARELLI Life

Debutta tra 9 giorni ad Asti lo spettacolo teatrale “SCHIAPARELLI Life”, dedicato all’immensa artista, icona indiscussa nel campo della moda e delle arti visive.

Ho lavorato al progetto come supervisore storico,  e naturalmente ai costumi, insieme al fashion designer Vito Antonio Lerario.

Nunzia Antonino interpreta il ruolo di attrice protagonista, vestendo i panni di Elsa.  E’ accopagnata sul palco dall’attore Marco Grossi. I due artisti vestiranno rari abiti d’epoca
provenienti dal mio archivio Fashion Archives “Lerario Lapadula”.
I costumi e gli accessori, nei loro volumi e nelle cromie, sono stati pensati ad hoc per la pièce, armonizzati con le scenografie di Maurizio Agostinetto, e con le animazioni di Bea Mazzone. Oltre agli abiti storici, vivono sul palco le Vito Antonio Lerario.

La regia è di Carlo Bruni,  direttore artistico del teatro Garibaldi di Biscelgie (Ba), la scrittura è di Bruni ed Eleonora Mazzoni.

28 Giugno 2018 h 22. Asti Teatro “Chiesa del Gusù”.

The “SCHIAPARELLI Life” theatrical show, dedicated to the immense artist, undisputed icon in the field of fashion and visual arts, made its debut in 9 days in Asti.

I worked on the project as a historical supervisor, and naturally with costumes, together with Vito Antonio Lerario fashion designer. Nunzia Antonino plays the role of leading actress, taking on the role of Elsa.

She is flocked to the stage by the actor Marco Grossi.

The two artists will wear rare period dresses  from my archive Fashion Archives “Lerario Lapadula”. The costumes and accessories, in their volumes and colors, were designed specifically for the pièce, harmonized with the sets of Maurizio Agostinetto, and with the animations of Bea Mazzone.

In addition to the historical clothes, Vito Antonio Lerario haute couture creations lives on stage.

The direction is by Carlo Bruni, artistic director of the Garibaldi theater in Biscelgie (Ba), the writing is by Bruni and Eleonora Mazzoni.

28 June 2018 h 22. Asti Teatro “Chiesa del Gusù “.

 

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Morphine from Belle Époque

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Mitizzazione e consumo della droga non sono fenomeni moderni, ma provengono da rituali che affondano la propria nascita molto lontano nel tempo. L’arte, nelle sue forme più disparate, ha tracciato dei precisi quadri che descrivono l’utilizzo delle sostanze stupefacenti nell’alternarsi dei periodi storici. E’ affascinante quanto accaduto sul finire dell’Ottocento, quando all’estetica della donna immersa tra corsetti e fiori delicati si alternò quella di una fatale mantide, maledetta e pericolosa. Questa nuova dimensione femminile, emancipata e seducente, destabilizzò i ruoli sociali proponendo un’immagine perversa, sfrontata, impregnata questa volta di profumi oppiacei. Analizzo di seguito una serie di immagini che riguardano la Morfina, una tra le droghe più consumate da queste eroine della perdizione durante la Belle Époque.

Mythologizing and consumption of drugs are not modern phenomena, but come from rituals that sink their birth far in time. The art, in its most disparate forms, has drawn precise pictures that describe the use of drugs in the alternation of historical periods. It is fascinating what happened at the end of the nineteenth century, when the aesthetics of the woman immersed in corsets and delicate flowers alternated with that of a fatal, damned and dangerous mantis. This new feminine dimension, emancipated and seductive, destabilized social roles by proposing a perverse, shameless image, impregnated this time with opiate perfumes. I analyze below a series of images concerning Morphine, one of the most consumed drugs by these heroines of perdition during the Belle Époque.

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Morphine Tools Kit from Victorian Era. Image Courtesy Art.co

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Morphine tools: the syringe

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Georges Moreau, La Morphine ou Les Morphinées – Collection particulière, Paris
Expositions : Salon de 1886, Paris, n° 1703 (“La Morphine”)

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Morphine Addicts, 1887 Albert Besnard etching Rosenwald Collection

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Eugène Grasset La vitrioleuse, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol “Before the Morphine”, 1894

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Santiago Rusinol-“Morphine”, 1894

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Eugène-Samuel Grasset — ‘La Morphine’ 1897

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1899 Quack Medicine Sufferers From Morphine Or any Drug Habit Vintage Original Print Ad

Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899. Famelica e perduta la donna dalla pelle diafana e dai capelli rossi troneggia al posto dell’uomo, avvolta in un fosco abito di veli neri. Ci fissa minacciosa, ed esibisce il suo potere calpestando il  suo trofeo.

The woman with the diaphanous skin and the red hair is dominated and lost in the place of the man, wrapped in a dark dress of black veils. The woman stares at us menacingly, and exhibits her power trampling on her trophy.

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Vittorio Matteo Corcos, La morfinomane – “The addict”, 1899

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Year 1900: Ad for Cube Morphine, published in American Druggist and Pharmaceutical Record, America’s Leading Drugs Journal

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Pablo Picasso, Morphinomans. 1900

Salon, 1905 Morphine. by A. Matignon

Salon de 1905 – Morphine. By A. Matignon

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes (1906)

Victorien du Saussais, La morphine. Vices et passions des morphinomanes, 1906

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Morphinomane 1910 ca.

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Rudolph Valentino: history of an Icon in Fashion

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Un estratto della straordinaria storia dell’attore italo americano Rodolfo Valentino, icona cinematografica che ha lanciato stili e mode.

An excerpt of the extraordinary story of the Italian-American actor Rodolfo Valentino, a cinematographic icon that has launched styles and fashions

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Beading: astonishing Make-Up from 1920s


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Questo testo è tratto dal mio libro: “Il Macabro e il Grottesco nella Moda e nel Costume”. Racconto di una particolare moda del trucco durante gli anni ’20. I volti si fecero bianchi, con gli occhi cerchiati di nero e sottolineati da sottili e depilate sopracciglia dalle estremità tendenti verso il basso. Dalle ragazze russe fu importta la moda del beading: piccole sfere di cera erano fissate alle estremità delle ciglia.

This text is taken from my book. The Macabre and the Grotesque in Fashion and in Costume. I wrote of a particularweird make-up fashion during the 1920s. The faces turned white, with their black-rimmed eyes underlined by thin, shapeless eyebrows with down-tending ends. The beading fashion was imported from Russian girls: small wax balls were attached to the ends of the eyelashes.

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From Silent Movies, an Iconic Actress: Clara Bow with beaded eyes make-up

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Film Star Viola Dana with beaded eyelashes

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