Norma Talmadge

Shop by the Stars aisle featuring Norma Talmadge (1894-1957) vintage movie cards, still photos, ephemera, and other collectibles.

Jersey City, NJ born actress who first came to the screen in 1910, and retired twenty years later after talkies took their grip. The eldest of three screen sisters, Norma was the glamorous dramatic star while younger sister Constance Talmadge typically played comic roles. A third sister, Natalie, also appeared in a handful of films, but is better recalled for her marriage to Buster Keaton. The bulk of Norma Talmadge's output came in short films made on the East Coast over the first few years of her career, including a small part in A Tale of Two Cities (1911). After a couple of years in California, Talmadge returned to New York, where she met and quickly married producer Joseph Schenck. Schenck formed the Norma Talmadge Film Corporation in 1917, and while her popularity had grown prior to this, Talmadge was soon a major silent film star. She starred in titles such as The Forbidden City (1918), her biggest hit Smilin' Through (1922), The Lady (1925), Kiki (1926), and Camille (1926), also appearing in Secrets (1924). Her popularity began to wane even before the talkies, but Talmadge took time to train her voice and made her talking picture debut in New York Nights (1929). One additional film followed, Du Barry, Woman of Passion (1930), and then she called it a career. She divorced Schenck in 1934 and married original Broadway "Jazz Singer" George Jessel, who she split with in 1939. She married a third time in the 1940s. Thanks to big earnings during the silent film heyday and her subsequent real estate investments, Norma Talmadge left an estate valued at over three million dollars.

Birthday: May 2

ABOUT THIS CARD: Vintage to circa 1916 M.J. Moriarty movie star playing card featuring silent film stars NORMA...
ABOUT THIS ITEM:Vintage postcard from the 1920s picturing Norma Talmadge. Swedish issue from Stockholm's "Ljunggrens Konstförlag." Measures approximately...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Circa 1923 Picturegoer "Kinema Stars at Home" real photo picturing Norma Talmadge. Photo/card measures approximately 2-3/4"...
ABOUT THIS CARD:This sale is for Glorias Del Cine, Series A, #1 picturing the stars of United Artists:...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Large-sized paper-stock trading card picturing film star Norma Talmadge issued with Girls' Cinema Magazine and dated...
ABOUT THIS CARD: Vintage to circa 1916 trading card featuring silent film star Norma Talmadge.Similar to a Kromo...
ABOUT THIS CARD:Vintage 1926 Societe Job brand tobacco card picturing Norma Talmadge. Card measures approximately 1-3/4" X 2-1/16...
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