Cinema: The New Pictures Sep. 24, 1923

Zaza.—Somebody must have told Gloria Swanson that her acting lacked sufficient animation—just look at what that Pola Negri gets away with. Which is all very true, no doubt, but one wishes it hadn't happened—for in Zaza Gloria fairly tears into infinitesimal pieces everything from the scenery to the plot. Animated? She is as animated as St. Vitus—so animated that she fairly tires the eyes. The story isn't much—another old theatrical warhorse recaparisoned for the bobbed-hair trade. Bernhardt and Mrs. Carter acted in it at one time....

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