Silent film star, Gloria Swanson (with full nimbus)

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  1. Heather in Arles
    October 10, 2013

    You are making me mighty happy with these silent star portraits, V.

    • October 10, 2013

      I love the individuality in theses faces… gorgeous!

  2. October 10, 2013

    Dearest V
    What a Byzantine holy beauty she is too, her halo made silver by the screen.
    Yours ever
    The Perfumed Dandy

    • October 12, 2013

      She was a little pixie-woman, but damn! The persona she projected was extraordinary 😉

      • October 13, 2013

        I am flattered.Its a lovely word exotic and esoteric at the same time.I think its use is not just confined to C hristian images,but also appears in Buddhism and other religious traditions.I think{I would have to check this out} it may have had some hypothetical solar origins.

  3. October 10, 2013

    Love the dress and shawl.

    • October 12, 2013

      Very early California!

  4. October 10, 2013

    Nimbus after nimbus.We are being spoiled.I have always preferred the term nimbus over halo-its more exotic.Now just what is the correct plural of nimbus I wonder?

    • October 12, 2013

      I picked up “nimbus” from you!

  5. October 28, 2013

    I have a good line in only used once ones.One careful and saintly owner that sort of thing.Try on another some time and see if it fits.

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