Actress Maria Corda in glamour art deco costume, 1925.

Maria Corda, Silent, movie, star, Mária Antónia, Farkas,
Actress Maria Corda

Actress Maria Corda (Mária Antónia Farkas) in Glamour Art-deco costume, 1925.

Maria Conrad, 1898-1976, in a dark red velvet cape with wide Swan trimming. 

Mary Conrad was a Hungarian silent film star in Austria and Germany. In 1927 she moved with her husband Alexander Corda to Hollywood. Her later years of life were spent in the vicinity of Geneva in Switzerland.

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  Glimpses of Gotham. Men and women who deal in fancy costumes.

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