Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Silent Film Star Florence La Badie

This beautiful vintage postcard came to me via a group of wonderful old photos found at a Flea Market a while ago. I didn't know who Florence La Badie was until I found quite a bit of information online.

Florence M.L. La Badie (April 27, 1888 – October 13, 1917) was an American actress in the early days of Hollywood, during the silent film era. Though little known today, she was a major star between 1911 and 1917, her career was at its height and climbing when she died unexpectedly due to injuries sustained during an automobile accident.

For more about Florence, click HERE.


  1. She is very pretty...I used to have a book blog with a picture of Clara Bo...also another pretty Flapper type gal!

  2. lovely's always nice to find out something from the past..that meant so much but seems sadly forgotten now....

  3. Love that era of elegant pics ... Coralie you amaze me at the wonderful things you find. It is such fun to pop over every single day to see what you are sharing ... TTFN ~Marydon

    PS Pop over & visit my post today please.

  4. She's beautiful - what a great card!

  5. Oh I love this...such a sad story, too.

  6. Oh, she was so beautiful! What a tragedy! Her photo is quite a find. Every time I look at those vintage photographs, I try to imagine what the person was thinking. I have used them in creative writing classes as writing "prompts." Students would create a short story or poem with the pic as the subject. Lots of inspiration in the vintage!
    Have a blessed day, Coralie. Thanks so much for visiting and commenting.