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    The Two Orphans (Fox, R-1918). Three Sheet (41" X 79.5").
    Two poor French sisters (Theda Bara and Jean Sothern) suffer through the pains of poverty in this story that was also the basis of D.W. Griffith's Orphans of the Storm six years later. Bara was one of the most famous actresses of the early silent film era, and was certainly Fox Studio's biggest star. She created and portrayed the first screen "Vamp," a temptress who squeezes money, dignity, and finally life out of men. Though this film was only Bara's seventh, she hoped that this role would finally raise her out of vamp typecasting, but it was not to be. She is exquisite in this stone litho image, which displays beautifully after professional restoration to the folds, small border tears, pinholes, and minor bits of paper loss in the upper background. There were mild chips in the borders and folds, and there is a minor unaddressed stain in the upper right border. Very Fine on Linen.


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