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    Cleopatra (Fox, 1917). Window Card (14" X 22").
    This exquisite window card features a beautiful image of silent film actress Theda Bara. Although born in Cincinnati, Ohio, to heighten her exotic appeal Fox studios claimed her birthplace was in Egypt, all to create her sexy "vamp" image, as 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 was given the lead in Cleopatra, cast as "The Vampire Supreme." This stone litho piece is in remarkable condition and shows edge wear, light stains near the bottom, a tear in the top border, a chip in the top right corner, small indentation in the bottom border, rounded corners, and a crease in the upper image area. 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. A rare find and a true piece of cinema history! Fine+.


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