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    Cleopatra (Fox, 1917). Lobby Card Set of 12 (8" X 10").
    Silent film actress Theda Bara reigns supreme as the title character in these eleven scene cards from Cleopatra. Although born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Bara's exotic appeal was enhanced by Fox Studio's claim that her birthplace was in Egypt, thus creating her sexy "vamp" image -- a woman who could destroy men's souls with little more than a glance. After her success in A Fool There Was (1914), she became Fox Film's biggest star. Two years later Bara, the obvious choice, was given the lead in this historical drama. The title card is also included, which includes no artwork or photography, typical for the time (smudging, pinholes and a crease at the bottom left). The scene cards have pinholes in the corners, two cards show toning, two cards have a dust shadow in the right border, and one has creasing. A rare find and a true piece of cinema history! Fine/Very Fine.


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