ORGIES & BI-SEXUALITY:
Alla “Nazzy” Nazimova (pictured
above) was born in 1879. Her father Yakov was a brutal man and extremely abusive
towards her mother, he once broke every bone in her body. Yakov would eventually
banish the mother from Alla’s life.
Alla missed her mother terribly
and would often cry herself to sleep. Yakov grew tired of her constant whimpering's
and turned his anger on her.
He beat her regularly and humiliated
her daily. Alla excelled in music. When she performed a perfect violin recital
at school, the crowed roared with approval and she received a standing ovation.
Her father glared at her from
the audience. When she returned home, he told her, “Don’t let those people
fool you, “You are ugly and untalented and I don’t want you using my surname
unless you become popular.” He then proceeded to break her
arm with a cane. Several years later, her father would be committed
to an asylum.
Alla would enroll in a drama
course and excel. She would eventually go to Hollywood and become a silent film
superstar. Her unconventional personal life would overshadow
her talent and career. She was openly bi-sexual in Hollywood in the early 1900’s.
This type of behavior was unheard
of and was practiced discreetly; Alla didn’t care. Her close circle of friends
(who nicknamed her Nazzy) included: Marlene Dietrich, D.W. Griffith, Eugene
O’Neill, Rudy Valentino and Noel Coward.
Nazzy became scandalous and
notorious when she seduced Charlie Chaplin’s first wife. She also had relationships
with two women who would later marry Rudy Valentino.
At her peak, Alla earned $65,000
per film. She purchased a mansion, known as the “Garden Of Alla,” a Rolls Royce
and a Stutz.
She hosted lavish orgies attended
by ‘A’ list celebrities and the mansion also became famous for extramarital
affairs. Alla played the grand hostess to the hilt.
When talkies emerged in Hollywood,
Alla returned to the stage. She would live her life to
the fullest until her death in 1945 at the age of 66.
Source: “Nazimova” by Gavin