Publicity photo of child actress Mary Miles Minter from Cosmo Oct. 1917. She appeared in 54 silent films from 1912 - 23. She appeared in "Anne of Green Gables" (1919) a lost film. There were rumors that she had romantic relationship with the director of the film. In 1922 the director William Desmond Taylor was murdered, the murder was never solved but it tarnished her career. Some believed her mother committed the murder. She died in 1984 aged 82.
Publicity photo of Jeanne Eagels from Cosmo Jan 1919. She was a former Ziegfeld Follies girl that starred on Broadway, silent films and early talkies. At the height of her career she started to abuse drugs & alcohol and in Oct 1929 during a Dr.'s appointment she went into convulsions and died aged 39.
Publicity photo of Edith Hallor from Cosmo March 1918. Singer, dancer, Broadway actress during WWI, and starred in Ziegfeld Follies 1917. She married actor-director John Francis Dillon in 1914 and settled with him in Hollywood in the early 1920s. She appeared in silent films over the years but her movie career never really took off. She died in 1971 at age of 75.
'A groundbreaking biography:' Years of ballroom success cut short by tragedy
Publicity photo of Irene Castle from Cosmo March 1918. Together with her husband Vernon, they were one of the most popular ballroom dance teams for their graceful style and introducing such dances as the one-step, fox-trot, and turkey trot. Irene is also credited with making bobbed hair popular in the USA. Vernon died in an airplane crash Feb 1918 and she retired from dancing, focusing on fashion modeling. Her animal shelter Orphans of the Storm is still active.
Publicity photo of Mary Eaton, one of the most famous actresses of the '10s and '20s. From cosmo August 1919. When her career declined in the '30s she struggled with alcoholism and died of liver failure in 1948. Many of her siblings were actors.
Publicity photo of Pearl White the most famous silent serial film actress of 1916 from Cosmo Sept 1917. She starred in serial "The Perils of Pauline" where she played an adventurous damsel and did some of her own stunts. She injured her spine doing a stunt. When feature films became more popular than serials in the 20s, her career declined and she moved to France. She took drugs & alcohol for her past painful injury and she died of cirrhosis aged 47.
Publicity photo of Peggy Wood from Cosmo Aug 1918. She was a stage, film and tv actress. She made her start as a Broadway singer and actress. She is most famous now for her tv series "Mama" (1949) and as Mother Abbess in "The Sound of Music" (1965). She died in 1978 aged 86.