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    The Two Orphans (Fox, R-1918). Six Sheet (80" X 82").
    Theda Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and considered one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Bara made more than forty films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire. She was known for "vamp" roles and revealing costumes, which were later banned in Hollywood by the Production Code. In 1915, Bara starred as an abandoned young girl in The Two Orphans, a film she hoped might lead to more roles outside of her femme fatale persona. It was not meant to be, though, as it seems typecasting had taken hold of the actress' career. In order to promote the exoticism that was a popular trait for actresses during Bara's time, studios billed her as the Egyptian-born daughter of a French actress and an Italian sculptor. They went so far as to encourage Bara to discuss mysticism and the occult in interviews. This 1918 reissue six sheet poster is making its Heritage debut, and features Bara with co-star Joan Sothern in this thrilling stone litho image. This beautiful poster comes in six panels and shows light image ghosting, slight creasing, some tears and chips in the folds, fold separations, and paper loss in the borders of the upper left panel. The poster also has toning in the borders, mild brittleness, and some staining with light surface rippling in the upper left panel and lower borders. The upper and middle right panels are from a different printing than the rest of the poster. Folded, Fine+.


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