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    Cleopatra (Fox, 1917). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Known as Hollywood's first superstar and sex symbol, Theda Bara rose to almost immediate fame after her first leading role in the 1915 drama A Fool There Was. Studio execs heavily capitalized on her salacious success in the film, where she gained her sexy "vamp" image as a woman who could destroy men's souls with little more than a glance. Living up to her seductive persona, this stone litho window card features an exquisite image of Bara in one of her titillatingly risque costumes, many of which were entirely omitted from Cleopatra once the reels were sent to local censorship boards. This window card looks absolutely gorgeous on display, with only faint smudging in the borders still visible after skilled restoration applied touchup to the right side of Bara's chest, the "T" "B" and "R" of her name, and replaced the imprint area which dips slightly into the image background. Fine+.


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