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Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« on: February 19, 2007, 05:00:08 AM »
  In Hollywood in the 1920's there was a colony of White Russian refugees many of them nobility and high ranking ex - officers who had fled from the Bolsheviks via Siberia and made a living, working as dress extras. They could be trusted to look well in uniform or white tie and tails and to behave with confidence in any scene,have there been   any books published on these colorful Russians ;)

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2007, 05:38:21 AM »
  In Hollywood in the 1920's there was a colony of White Russian refugees many of them nobility and high ranking ex - officers who had fled from the Bolsheviks via Siberia and made a living, working as dress extras. They could be trusted to look well in uniform or white tie and tails and to behave with confidence in any scene,have there been   any books published on these colorful Russians ;)

Here is an article from our website Faces of Russia which describes a few famous Russians in Hollywood:

http://www.geocities.com/mushkah/RussiansHollywood.html

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2007, 12:06:50 PM »
I have a Hollywood studio portrait of Princess Natalia Pavlovna Paley, daughter of Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia and his second, morganatic, wife Princess Olga Paley.

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2007, 02:58:59 AM »
can you scan it for us?

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« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2007, 08:29:30 AM »
Belochka -

The link you provided is fascinating.  I went to just "check it out" and read the entire thing!

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2007, 04:49:13 PM »
  Belochka
  Thanks for the  information  it is a interesting article,on these Russians
  Also there many German and  Austrian - Hungarian exiles who migrated
  to Hollywood - eg; Bela Lugosi who played Dracula and Erich von Stroheim
  from Germany who starred in many silent movies ;)

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2007, 10:10:07 PM »
Thank you Alixz and Imperial.Opal,

Bur all credit is due to the author.

Best regards,

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 04:35:53 AM »
  Helen Hayes portrayed the Empress Dowager Marie in the movie Anastasia- 1954, not Eugenie Leontovich,maybe she was in the play ;)

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« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 07:26:31 AM »
Eugenie Leontovich in the play, along with Viveca Lindfors as Anna.
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2007, 01:58:26 AM »
What a wonderful website!!  Many thanks :D

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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2007, 08:42:14 PM »
What a wonderful website!!  Many thanks :D

Thank you!

We are currently liaising with a professional in the field to present a whole new image for
Faces of Russia.

Helen and I shall make an announcement soon.

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Re: Russian emigrees in Hollywood
« Reply #11 on: February 23, 2007, 03:16:55 AM »
  Belochka
  Thanks for the  information  it is a interesting article,on these Russians
  Also there many German and  Austrian - Hungarian exiles who migrated
  to Hollywood - eg; Bela Lugosi who played Dracula and Erich von Stroheim
  from Germany who starred in many silent movies ;)
Perhaps the most beautiful was Elissa Landi whose mother Countess Zanardi- Landi claimed to be a daughter of Franz Josef & Elizabeth of Austria !!!!