The death of Anita Page was announced this past weekend. Page was the last living star who worked as an adult during the silent film era.
Bessie Love and Anita Page (The Broadway Melody, 1929). Click photo to enlarge.
Released before Hollywood adopted the Hays Code, The Broadway Melody garnered an Academy Award for Best Picture, along with two more nominations for Best Actress in a Leading Role (Page) and Best Director (Harry Beaumont).
Anita Page with Clark Gable (The Easiest Way, 1931).
Anita Page and Lon Chaney, Sr (While the City Sleeps, 1928).
with Marie Dressler (Reducing).
Page and actress Polly Moran.