Irène Bordoni

Here’s another photograph from the July 11 1924 edition of the Toronto Daily Star:


Irène Bordoni (1885-1953) was originally from Corsica, and appeared in films and plays in Paris as a child actor. She emigrated to the United States in 1907, and appeared in a number of plays, including Cole Porter’s musical Paris in 1928. This musical featured the song “(Let’s Do It) Let’s Fall in Love”. At her peak, she had homes in New York, Paris, and Monte Carlo.

YouTube has a recording of her singing Porter’s “Let’s Misbehave”. It’s fun, once you get used to Ms. Bordoni’s singing style.

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