From a 1980 interview, the legendary Gloria Swanson discusses the lion scene in Cecil B DeMille’s Male and Female (1919). “When he roared,” she says, “it was like THOUSANDS of vibrators all over you!” Been THERE, sister!
Gloria Swanson – dressed to the nines in black gloves, black Jean-Louis sheath, red feather boa and $170,000 worth of jewels – stands in the ruins of the Roxy Theater in New York after its demolition, lamenting its loss. The enormous movie palace, had its grand opening on March 11, 1927, with the premiere of Gloria Swanson’s film The Love of Sunya. Swanson both produced and starred in the movie. (via Life)