Gloria Swanson – Born in Chicago on 27 March 1899

Posted on March 27th, 2013 by The British Newspaper Archive

“I am big! It’s the pictures that got small!”

Gloria Swanson, one of the screen goddesses of the silent film era, was born in Chicago on 27 March 1899.

To celebrate the day of her birth, here are three newspaper reports from the Archive which offer a fascinating insight (especially the report that mentions her annual earnings) into her life and career as an actress.

newspaper report about gloria swanson

Evening Telegraph – Tuesday 10 September 1929

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000563/19290910/042/0003

newspaper report about gloria swanson

Hull Daily Mail – Wednesday 06 April 1932

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000324/19320406/042/0005

newspaper report about gloria swanson

Gloucestershire Echo – Tuesday 15 May 1934

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http://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/viewer/bl/0000320/19340515/016/0001

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