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    When a Woman Sins (Fox, 1918). One Sheet (28" X 41").
    Theda Bara is one of the most famous silent film stars and is considered to be the original femme fatale of the big screen. Her character was normally the "Vamp," a term short for vampire, and became slang for a sexually predatory woman. Between 1915 and 1919, Bara was Fox studio's biggest star, and when this film was released she was at the height of her fame. Directed by J. Gordon Edwards who directed most of her famous roles. This gorgeous stone litho one sheet has never been offered by us before and it brings to life the melodramatic story of a nurse whose love is spurned by a divinity student. Notice the image depicts Bara lighting a cigarette, considered a sinful activity by a woman in this time. The poster displays exceptionally well after restoration addressed tears in the image area and top border, and an area of paper loss in the right background and into the small table to the right. There is slight chipping from the title area with several smaller chips within the image. One may searching for a lifetime to find another copy of this rare and historically significant poster. Very Good- on Linen.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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