“SHE LIVED ONLY FOR PLEASURE”
Looking for Mabel
In the March 1925 Motion Picture Magazine was a photo of DAGMAR GODOWSKY - did you know her from trying to vamp Rudolph Valentino in “A Sainted Devil?” She has a subtle and mysterious method all her own or maybe you know her from her 1958 autobiography, First Person Plural.
I love her quote: “I lived only for pleasure and I spoiled my own fun. Where was I running? From whom? Little feet running around the globe. Nothing but circles, and I never once bumped into myself. When questioned about the number of husbands she had, Godowsky said, “Two of my own, my dear, and several of my friends.”
Oh, yes...her brother, Leo was a scientist that invented Kodachrome film for the Eastman Kodak and he was married to Frances Gershwin, sister of George Gershwin. The New York Public Library has some wonderful photo of Dagmar by Nickolas Muray