Marie Doro - A Forgotten Star

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Reply Raymond Scholz
9:31 AM on January 28, 2015 
A wonderfully informative website (although I'm not ken on the red background), thank you very much! I've just recently discovered Ms Doro and I'm seeking to learn more about her. Perhaps I'll even see one of her films one day. although I'm coming to understand that screenings are rare, and they do not seem to exist anywhere in a digital medium. Thanks for this!
Reply Carter Moody
3:32 AM on September 4, 2014 
I will be back in contact with the developer of this overdue, beautiful, informative website on Marie Doro. I discovered her around 1991 when I was doing research for someone else, who needed something from Theater Magazine in 1912. There I was in the bottom of the Nashville Public Library, locating the article in a bound volume, when the heavy volume fell open to an entrancing, spell-binding article with Doro's images. I copied those, too. Since I worked there at the time, I would use spare moments and time after-hours to find Marie Doro articles in more old Theater issues from the era, as well as in Cosmopolitan (also 1912-14), and in silent film studies, etc. I photographed the photos in the old magazines and books. There are some you may want for your page. Along with this came an interest in the popular stage and silent film period. Cities around the U.S. had large opera houses and theaters which hosted touring plays like Marie's, and the French actress Sara Bernhardt became about the first international "sensation" or "popular star" the media of that time knew--newspapers, magazines.
Reply Marimar
1:45 AM on November 9, 2012 
Great website of Marie Doro hope you can find more pictures to upload
Reply Jaume Gabaldą
11:49 AM on March 26, 2012 
- I always been intrigued about if there are more photos of her as Alice Faulkner in Sherlock Holmes with Mr Gillette. The only "official" image of Marie as Alice Faulker is the photograph that appears in your webpage, with her dressed in white and with her hand in hat and is the only one too I know that is included in Chaplin memories but do you have or know any more ones? It's so curious and sat at the same time that considering the great success of Sherlock play is not easy to find more photographs available.

Kindest regards! My cogratulations for this lovely site.
Reply lily
6:05 PM on October 15, 2010 
I enjoyed your site. I became a fan of ms. doro after being given a silk screened painting of her in oliver twist. artist name appears to be "white" new york gallery 1912. would you have any information on it? it may have been for playbill.
would accept any thing you know.
thx
Reply Henry Zecher
6:58 PM on June 30, 2010 
Hello. Great site, but I found an error you need to adjust. Maude Adams was not a confirmed lesbian, as de Acosta was. In fact, Adams had retired before de Acosta arrived in Hollywood, and was never in Hollywood to begin with. Unless you know something concrete that I don't know, what I found was that she was simply asexual, unromantic. She had a live-in companion for half a century, but Karen Swenson, author of Garbo, A Life Apart, said to first look at the dates, and second women like Adams avoided a private life to devote all their energies to succeeding in a man's world. And they had female companions who were not lovers in order to have that emotional support. Karen worked for Barbra Streisand who, she said, is in no way a lesbian but who understands the need for a female support system. You may want to explore this further. At any rate, excellent website.
Henry Zecher
Reply Edward J McGowan
6:41 PM on January 26, 2010 
They were all beautiful ladies of the time. I fell in love with all of them
Reply Samantha Cardimon
10:25 PM on August 9, 2008 
How nice to find this site. Back in the 80s I found a book in my parents' library called "Great Stars of the American Stage." (Which I promptly stole upon moving out.) I thought Marie Doro was one of the most beautiful, ethereal creatures I'd ever seen and I wanted nothing more in life than to look like her. In these days of 24/7 access to movie stars, it's rather nice to have a star with a bit of mystery still surrounding her after all these years. Your site was wonderful to find and I wish you good luck with it.
Reply Ally Blyth
10:39 PM on May 29, 2008 
Wonderful work!. I love Marie Doro and i enjoyed a lot your homage to her.

Thank you....very much!


Ps: i got some pictures of Marie. Let me know if you re interested in them
Reply Laure from France
2:46 PM on August 12, 2007 
[color=indigo][b] A great complete website for a beautiful actress! Congratulations!