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    Theda Bara (Fox, 1916). Personality Poster (22" X 28").
    Silent film actress Theda Bara was born in Cincinnati, Ohio, although to heighten her exotic appeal it was later claimed by Fox studios that her birthplace was in Egypt - all to create her sexy "vamp" image, as a woman who could destroy men's souls with little more than a glance. After her success in A Fool There Was (1914), she became Fox Film's biggest star, appearing in as many as ten feature films per year. This rare and beautiful personality poster was produced at the peak of her career, and the image is by the renowned photographer Alfred Cheney Johnston, whose name appears in the lower right hand corner. There are pinholes in the borders (two with rust stains), smudging on the borders, a tear in the bottom border going into the credits, light stains, and small scratches in the left image area. Rolled, Fine+.


    Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.

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    July, 2012
    25th-26th Wednesday-Thursday
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