Musidora (February 23, 1889 – December 11, 1957) was the professional stage-name of a popular French silent film actress of the early 20th century. Les Vampires ( 1915) is a 10-part Silent film serial. It was written and directed by Louis Feuillade and stars Musidora Events 1455 - Traditional date for the publication of the Gutenberg Bible, the first Western Book printed from Movable Year 1889 ( MDCCCLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 359 - Honoratus, the first known Prefect of the City of Constantinople, takes office Year 1957 ( MCMLVII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar) Legal residents and citizens To be French according to the first article of the Constitution is to be a citizen of France regardless of one's origin race or religion ( An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works The twentieth century of the Common Era began on She is most remembered for her vamp persona in the roles of Irma Vep and Diana Monti in the early motion picture crime serials Les Vampires (1915) and Judex (1916), respectively. A femme fatale (plural femmes fatales) is an alluring and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers in bonds of irresistible desire often leading them into Les Vampires ( 1915) is a 10-part Silent film serial. It was written and directed by Louis Feuillade and stars Musidora Judex is a 1916 silent French movie serial created by Louis Feuillade and Arthur Bernède. Year 1916 ( MCMXVI) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Leap year She was also an author, screenwriter and film director. An author is defined both as "the person who originates or gives existence to anything" and that authorship determines responsibility for what is created Screenwriters or scenarists are Scriptwriters who write the Screenplays from which Films and Television programs are made A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film.
Born Jeanne Roques in Paris, France and raised by a feminist mother and socialist father, Musidora began her career in the arts at an early age, writing her first novel at the age of fifteen and acting on the stage with the likes of Colette, one of her life-long friends. Paris (ˈpærɨs in English; in French) is the Capital of France and the country's largest city Colette was the pen name of the French Novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette ( January 28 1873 &ndash August 3 During the very early years of French cinema Musidora began a professional collaboration with the highly successful French film director Louis Feuillade. The cinema of France comprises the art of Film making within the nation of France or by French filmmakers abroad Louis Feuillade ( February 19 1873 &ndash February 25 1925) was a prolific and prominent French Film director from the But her first movie was Les miseres de l'aiguille , directed by Raphael Clamour in January 1914.
Adopting the moniker of Musidora (Greek for "gift of the muses") and affecting a unique vamp persona that would later be popularized in the United States of America by actress Theda Bara, Musidora soon found a foothold in the nascent medium of moving pictures. Greek (el ελληνική γλώσσα or simply el ελληνικά — "Hellenic" is an Indo-European language, spoken today by 15-22 million people mainly The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Theda Bara was the stage name and later legal name of Theodosia Burr Goodman ( July 29, 1885 – April 13, 1955) an American With her heavily kohled dark eyes, somewhat sinister make-up, pale skin and exotic wardrobes, Musidora quickly became a highly popular and instantly recognizable presence of European cinema. Kohl is a mixture of Soot and other ingredients used predominantly by Middle Eastern North African Sub-Saharan African and South Asian
Beginning in 1915, Musidora began appearing in the hugely successful Feuillade-directed serials Les Vampires as Irma Vep (an anagram of "vampire"), a cabaret singer, opposite Edouard Mathé as crusading journalist, Philippe Guerande. Irma Vep is a 1996 Film directed by the French director Olivier Assayas, starring Hong Kong actress Maggie Cheung Contrary to the title, the Les Vampires were not actually about vampires, but about a criminal gang cum secret society inspired by the exploits of the real-life Bonnot Gang. The Bonnot Gang ( La Bande à Bonnot) was a French criminal Anarchist group that operated in France and Belgium during the Belle Époque Vep, besides playing a leading role in the Vampires' crimes, also spends two episodes under the hypnotic control of Moreno, a rival criminal who makes her his lover and induces her to assassinate the Grand Vampire. The somewhat surreal series was an immediate success with French cinema-goers and ran in ten installments until 1916. After the Les Vampires serial, Musidora starred as 'Diana Monti' in another popular Feuillade serial, Judex, filmed in 1916 but delayed for release until 1917 because of the outbreak of World War I. Judex is a 1916 silent French movie serial created by Louis Feuillade and Arthur Bernède. Year 1917 ( MCMXVII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All Though not intended to be "avant-garde," Les Vampires and Judex have been lauded by critics as the birth of avant-garde cinema and cited by such renowned filmmakers as Fritz Lang and Luis Buñuel as being extremely influential in their desire to become directors. Avant-garde (avɑ̃gaʁd in French) means "advance guard" or "vanguard Friedrich Christian Anton "Fritz" Lang ( December 5, 1890 &ndash August 2, 1976) was an Austrian German - American Luis Buñuel Portolés (22 February 1900 &ndash 29 July 1983 was a Spanish -born Filmmaker and naturalized Mexican who worked mainly in Mexico
As well as acting, Musidora became a film producer and director under the tutelage of her mentor, Louis Feuillade. Between the late 1910s and early 1920s, she directed ten films, all of which are lost with the exception of two: 1922's Soleil et Ombre and 1924's La Terre des Taureaux, both of which were filmed in Spain. In Italy, she produced and directed La Flamme Cachee based on the work of her friend, Colette. Colette was the pen name of the French Novelist Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette ( January 28 1873 &ndash August 3 At a time when many women in the film industry were relegated to acting, Musidora achieved a degree of success as a producer and director.
Musidora married Dr. Clement Marot on April 20, 1927. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The union lasted fifteen years and produced one child, Clement Marot Jr. The couple divorced in 1944. After her career as an actress faded, she focused on writing and producing. Her last film was an homage to her mentor Feuillade entitled La Magique Image in 1950, which she both directed and starred in. Late in her life she would occasionally work in the ticket booth of the Cinematheque Francais—few patrons realized that the old woman in the foyer might be starring in the film they were watching. Musidora died in Paris, France in 1957 and was laid to rest in the Cimetiere de Montmartre. Montmartre Cemetery ( Fr: Cimetière de Montmartre is a famous cemetery located at 37 Avenue Samson in the 18th ''arrondissement'' of Paris