Magnani is the last of the great shameless emotionalists. You have to go back to the silent movies for that kind of acting. Most of the modern stars try to cultivate understatement and subtlety, but Magnani pulls out all the stops. The style is so old it looks new.
Leslie Howard in Service for Ladies
Josephine Baker in a Feather Dress
In this 1930 photograph, Josephine Baker is wearing a dress decorated with feathers — a signature style during her time with the Folies Bergère in Paris, where she was a comedienne as well as a dancer.
Leslie Howard in Pygmalion
Horatio Smith explains Jabberwocky to General Von Graum (Pimpernel Smith)
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