Seeing Anna Pavlova On Film
"Though a number of big-time ballet figures - Frederick Ashton, Agnes de Mille - have said that Anna Pavlova was their inspiration, their thunderbolt, some people still regard her as a chocolate-box ballerina ... But in 1916, [she] starred in a feature film, The Dumb Girl of Portici,
... and it shows a very different side of Pavlova."
The New Yorker 10/24/12