Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    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+.


    Please see full-color, enlargeable images above for more details.

    View movie details on IMDB
    View movie details on AllMovie


    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    25th-26th Wednesday-Thursday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 0
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 966

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $14) per lot.

    Sold on Jul 25, 2012 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Consign to the 2021 November 20 - 21 Movie Posters Signature Auction.

    Learn about consigning with us

    Grey is a true asset to Heritage Auctions and Heritage Auctions are a true asset to the Movie Poster Hobby.
    Jim G.,
    Ray, MI
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Auction #162131 spotlights


    The Thing (Universal, 1982). Rolled, Very Fine/Near Mint. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    Rear Window (Paramount, 1954). Fine+.
    BID NOW


    Return of the Jedi (20th Century Fox, 1983). Flat Folded, Very Fine+. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW


    The Time Machine (MGM, 1960). Folded, Fine+. Window Card (14" X 22")
    BID NOW


    World War II Propaganda (U.S. Government Printing Office, 1943). Folded, Very Fine. War Bonds Poster (28.5" X 40")
    BID NOW


    The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Folded, Fine. One Sheet (26.75" X 41").
    BID NOW


    Cool Hand Luke (Warner Bros., 1967). Very Fine-. Window Card (14" X 22").
    BID NOW


    The Outlaw Josey Wales (Warner Bros., 1976). Folded, Very Fine-. One Sheet (27" X 41")
    BID NOW

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search