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    The Two Orphans (Fox, R-1918). Three Sheet (41.5" X 79").
    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 biggest stars of the early silent film era and was 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 that displays beautifully after professional restoration to address a tear in the top border into the green background, fold wear, a tear in the right and left border into "William Fox," a chip and tear in the left border, two tears in the right border, chips in the bottom border, and missing paper in the white background to the right of Bara's waist and in the white background to the left of her shoulder. Exceedingly rare, this 1918 reissue poster is an incredible find for silent film aficionados! Fine+ on Linen.


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