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Valda Valkyrien

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:35 pm
by BettyLouSpence
Instead of spamming the favorite pics thread, I decided to start a new thread devoted solely to this mysterious Danish actress. If I or anyone manages to track down anything new on her - be it any available footage, or personal info - this is the thread to share!

Here's a short 4 minute film from 1916 called Diana the Huntress. That's Valda as Diana. Shame the image quality's so poor though.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2lGxZbTFL4w

Re: Valda Valkyrien

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:41 pm
by BettyLouSpence
The Women Film Pioneers Project has a list of Valda's extant filmography. So far I've found Diana the Huntress on YouTube. I bolded the titles to make the list easier to parse.
Filmography
A. Archival Filmography: Extant Film Titles:

1. Valda Valkyrien as Actress

Dødsspring til hest fra cirkuskuplen /The Great Circus Catastrophe. Dir.: Eduard Schnedler-Sorensen (Nordisk Film Denmark 1912) cas.: Valdemar Psilander, Aage Hertel, Frederik Jacobsen, Valda Valkyrien, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: DKK.

De Heldige Friere /Unsuccessful Flirtation. (Nordisk Film Denmark 1912) cas.: Hilmar Clausen, Valda Valkyrien, si, b&w, 35mm. Archive: USM.

Den Stærkeste /Vanquished. Dir.: Eduard Schnedler-Sørensen. (Nordisk Film Denmark 1912). cas.: Else Frølich, Valda Valkyrien. si., b&w. Archive: DKK.

Youth. Dir.: Harry Handworth (Vitagraph Company US 1915) cas.: Antonio Moreno, Valda Valkyrien, si, b&w. Archive: GBB.

Silas Marner. Exec. prod. Gertrude Thanhouser, Edwin Thanhouser, dir.: Ernest C. Warde (Thanhouser Film Corp. US 1916) cas.: Frederick Warde, Louise E. Bates, Morgan Jones, Valda Valkyrien, si, b&w. Archive: USW.

Diana the Huntress. Dir.: Charles W. Allen and Francis T. Miller, sc., Francis T. Miller. (Pluragraoh Co., US 1916) cas.: Valda Valkyrien (as Baroness Von Dewitz), Paul Swan. si., b&w. 35mm & 16mm. Archive: USW, ITG.

The Image Maker. Exec. Prod. Gertrude Thanhouser, Edwin Thanhouser, dir.: Eugene Moore (Thanhouser Film Corp. US 1917) cas.: Valda Valkyrien, Harris Gordon, si, b&w. Archive: Private Collection.

Bolshevism on Trial. Dir.: Harley Knoles, sc.: Harry Chandlee (Mayflower Photoplay Corp. US 1919) cas.: Henry Truesdell, Robert Frazer, Inez Nesbitt, Valda Valkyrien, si, b&w. Archive: ITG, USW, USF.

Re: Valda Valkyrien

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 12:48 pm
by BettyLouSpence
Great news! Here's Bolshevism On Trial (also called Shattered Dreams). Valda makes a credited appearance at 3:25 (though her surname is spelled Valkyrian). Now we can properly see her in action!

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PwM3qVpRuqw#fauxfullscreen

Re: Valda Valkyrien

Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 10:08 pm
by donnie
Good work! Bolshevism On Trial looks very interesting. I’m looking forward to watching that.