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    Cleopatra (Fox, 1917). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Theda Bara was perhaps the first actress to become a mega-star in the burgeoning Hollywood. She started her career in 1915 as the "vampire" in A Fool There Was and quickly achieved stardom. The pinnacle of her career however, came two years later when she was given the lead in Cleopatra. She was cast as "The Vampire Supreme". This stone litho window card has smudging around the edges, a light dust shadow and stains on the left side and bottom border, and wear to the corners. During this period, the studios used the stone litho process primarily for their one sheets and other larger posters, however, on rare occasion, window cards used this printing process as well. This is a beautiful example of stone litho art and a true piece of cinema history. Fine-.


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