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Holy Mary Mother of God! Where did you find this photo? Beautiful and a full 180 from her Cleopatra.
The eyeliner is just a touch lighter! I Googled Theda Bara and amidst the Cleos was Holy Mary 😉 .
I don’t know her story and yet she seems to me to have been a self-determined star…?
Theda was the Vamp, one of the top box office draws of the silent era and an early femme fatale of cinema… most of her films were lost (silver nitrate, highly flammable) in a fire at Fox in 1937… of the over 40 movies she made only six are still in existence.
I love her. If The Chef and I are lucky enough to have a daughter, she will be named Theda. We actually live about 2 miles from Theda’s old neighborhood (where she was born and lived until she was 23).
And moved to Chicago? Isn’t that where Essanay Studios was – or was it NY? Help me out Silent Film Sage!
She moved to New York in 1908. She wanted to be a stage star, actually, not a movie star.
Now that is a full Nimbus.
And a very nice one, too!
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