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    Salome (United Artists, 1923). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). The well-known story of Salome is gloriously retold in this film, with the striking Russian star Alla Nazimova in the title role (she also directed, wrote, and produced). Considered a highly scandalous picture at the time, the set designs by Natacha Rambova (second wife of Rudolph Valentino) were based on the drawings of Aubrey Beardsley. A popular legend about the film, which may well be apocryphal, is that all of the cast members, hand-picked by Nazimova herself, were gay, and that all the female courtiers were played by men in drag. The film is a legendary paean to excess, whose box office failure nearly ruined Nazimova, but which is seen as a significant artistic triumph today. Offered here is a glorious, Art Nouveau-style lobby card, which shows Salome (Nazimova) before King Herod (Mitchell Lewis). It has pinholes in the corners, a tiny chip in the top left, two pieces of tape on the reverse at the top corners, a tear in the top border that extends into the image area, repaired with tape on the reverse, a small crease in the right center border, a small tear in the bottom border, and light bends in three corners. In spite of these minor flaws, this is an exquisitely beautiful card, which is sure to be an important part of your collection. Fine/Very Fine.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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