Theda Bara
Silent film actress
Theda Bara
Theda Bara was an American silent film and stage actress. Bara was one of the most popular actresses of the silent era, and one of cinema's earliest sex symbols. Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname "The Vamp". Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most are now lost due to a fire that destroyed the majority of her films in 1937. After her marriage to Charles Brabin in 1921, she made two more feature films and retired from acting in 1926.
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Special screening of Georgina Starr's THEDA with Sigune von Osten - Creative Boom
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The woman transpired to be Theda Bara (1885 – 1955), one of the great silent film actress. Bara made over 40 films in her brief career. Now all but two are lost or destroyed. THEDA, filmed and performed by Starr, is an elaborate portrait in which the
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LOS ANGELES LATE one December night in 1972, three members of an art collective here clambered out of a battered green Volkswagen bug and spray-painted their names — “Herrón, Gamboa, Gronkie” — on a footbridge of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, appropriating the entire museum as their own work of art simply by
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Book review: 'Raoul Walsh,' by Marilyn Ann Moss - Washington Post
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Such reliability endeared him to producers, who kept him working solidly from the silent era through the mid-1960s, with stars including Theda Bara, Humphrey Bogart and Cliff Robertson. And yet, even if Walsh hadn't given us such films as “What Price
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160 Reasons We Love the Mid-Valley: Downtown Salem art - Statesman Journal
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One of the most visible examples is the mural on the back of Historic Elsinore Theatre, featuring Theda Bara (Cleopatra), Charlie Chaplin, Marlene Dietrich and WC Fields. There's also a farm scene painted on the outside wall of the Christian Science
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Notatki o skandalach, czyli co nas kręci, co nas podnieca... - stopklatka.pl
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Niektórzy, jak Theda Bara, budowali na tym swoje kariery, inni, jak sam Charles Chaplin, wstydliwe tajemnice alkowy woleli zamieść pod dywan. Jednak tu nie o tym. Bardziej od niecodziennych wyskoków gwiazd światowej kinematografii interesowały mnie
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SWEENEY TODD's Sarah Rice Makes New Hope Debut, 9/2 - Broadway World
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Rice's musical salute will include songs made popular through the great silent film stars -- Rudolph Valentino, Theda Bara, Helen Kane (the original boop-a-doop girl, prototype of Betty Boop) through Hollywood's Golden Years, which featured singing
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Hop On Robin's Tour Bus - Travel Adventure Cinema
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Her name was Theda Bara. She only lived in the house for a year when she sold it to another movie star named, Norma Talmadge who married Joseph Schenk, the man who founded 20th Century Films and merged withWilliam Fox to become 20th Century Fox
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Le “flapper girls”, sfrontate e indipendenti, dai vestitini corti con frange, interpretano il Charleston anni Venti imitando le dive del cinema muto come Theda Bara e Louise Brooks, delle quali adottano gli occhi bistrati, le cloches e gli ornamenti di
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They include French historian Alexis de Tocqueville in 1805; novelist Booth Tarkington in 1869; Italian dictator Benito Mussolini in 1883; actor Theda Bara in 1885; composer Sigmund Romberg (" Lover Come Back to Me," "When I Grow Too Old to Dream"),
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Convertirán en jardín casa que habitó Theda Bara, icono del cine mudo - Milenio.com
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La actriz estadunidense es recordada por darle vida a “Cleopatra” en un filme de 1917. ciudad de méxico • La actriz estadunidense Theda Bara, icono del cine mudo y famosa por su interpretación de “Cleopatra” en 1917, será recordada a 126 años de su
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This Day in History - July 20 - Jamaica Observer
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Francesco Petrarca, Italian poet (1304-1374); Alberto Santos-Dumont, Brazilian aviator (1872-1932); Theda Bara, US silent-film actress (1885-1955); Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, Hungarian artist (1895-1946); Sir Edmund Hillary, New Zealand mountaineer
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Sur les toits de Paris - aVoir-aLire
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Première actrice (avec Theda Bara) incarnant la femme fatale à l'écran, Musidora (1889-1957) n'est pas pour rien dans le pouvoir de fascination qu'exerce, près d'un siècle après sa sortie, ce récit criminel. Que Desnos ou Aragon lui aient tressé des
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In Another Time > Wildwood has always had an eye for movies - Shore News Today
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Such stars of the past as Mary Pickford and Theda Bara also appeared in films made on the shores of the Hudson River. All this was to influence the Wildwoods almost 200 miles to the south in the years to follow. Entertainment impresario William C. Hunt
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Former Ohio home of silent film star comes down - Dayton Daily News
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This July 6, 2011 photo shows the outside of the mansion once owned by silent screen star Theda Bara in Cincinnati. The white stucco Spanish villa was built by Cincinnati native Bara in the 1920s, after she starred in 40 silent films
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La Femme Perrier: la prima acqua minerale in lattina - alfemminile.com
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La Femme Perrier, nome con cui è stata battezzata la nuova lattina, celebra le femme fatale del cinema da Kim Basinger a Nicole Kidman, da Marlene Dietrich a Sharon Stone, da Theda Bara ad Angiolina Jolie, fino ad arrivare alla sensuale Brigitte Bardot
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Frankenstein, Dracula and Werewolf of London Top July Vintage Movie Poster ... - Art Daily
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Other offerings in the auction include a great selection of more than 100 lots of great vintage Hollywood photography, including an amazing collection of exhibition size photos (16" X 20") and signed photos by such stars a Theda Bara (estimate: $400+)
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Angelina ve göçmenler - Sabah
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Böylece örneğin Theda Bara'nın evinde kaplan besleyen, Valentino'nun bir şeyh kökeninden gelen, Eric Von Stroheim'in Habsburg hanedanından inmiş gizemli kişiler olduğu söylenir ve kolay görülemez, dokunulamaz, yaklaşılamaz bu isimler,
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    LATE_ADULTHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 69
    On April 7, 1955, Bara died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California.
    More Details Hide Details She was interred as Theda Bara Brabin in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Glendale, California. For her contribution to the film industry, Theda Bara has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Bara is one of the most famous completely silent stars – she never appeared in a sound film, lost or otherwise. A 1937 fire at Fox's nitrate film storage vaults in New Jersey destroyed most of that studio's silent films. Bara made more than forty films between 1914 and 1926, but complete prints of only six still exist: The Stain (1914), A Fool There Was (1915), East Lynne (1916), The Unchastened Woman (1925), and two short comedies for Hal Roach. In addition to these, a few of her films remain in fragments including Cleopatra (just a few seconds of footage), a clip thought to be from The Soul of Buddha, and a few other unidentified clips featured in a French documentary, Theda Bara et William Fox (2001). Most of the clips can be seen in the documentary The Woman with the Hungry Eyes (2006). As to vamping, critics stated that her portrayal of calculating, coldhearted women was morally instructive to men. Bara responded by saying, "I will continue doing vampires as long as people sin."
  • 1949
    Age 63
    In 1949, producer Buddy DeSylva and Columbia Pictures expressed interest in making a movie of Bara's life, to star Betty Hutton, but the project never materialized.
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  • FIFTIES
  • 1939
    Age 53
    She appeared on radio again in 1939 as a guest on Texaco Star Theatre.
    More Details Hide Details These may be the only recordings of her voice ever made.
  • 1936
    Age 50
    In 1936, she appeared on Lux Radio Theatre during a broadcast version of The Thin Man with William Powell and Myrna Loy.
    More Details Hide Details She did not appear in the play but instead announced her plans to make a movie comeback, which never materialized.
  • THIRTIES
  • 1921
    Age 35
    Bara married British-born American film director Charles Brabin in 1921.
    More Details Hide Details They honeymooned in Nova Scotia at The Pines Hotel in Digby, Nova Scotia, and later purchased a property down the coast from Digby at Harbourville overlooking the Bay of Fundy, eventually building a summer home they called Baranook. They had no children. Bara resided in a villa-style home, which served as the "honors villa" at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Demolition of the home began in July, 2011
    After her marriage to Charles Brabin in 1921, she made two more feature films and retired from acting in 1926 having never appeared in a sound film.
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  • 1920
    Age 34
    She had two siblings: Marque (1888–1954) and Esther (1897–1965), who also became a film actress as Lori Bara and married Francis W. Getty of London in 1920.
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  • 1917
    Age 31
    In 1917 the Goodman family legally changed its surname to Bara.
    More Details Hide Details Bara is often cited as the first sex symbol of the movies. She was well known for wearing very revealing costumes in her films. Such outfits were banned from Hollywood films after the Production Code started in 1930, and then was more strongly enforced in 1934. It was popular at that time to promote an actress as mysterious, with an exotic background. The studios promoted Bara with a massive publicity campaign, billing her as the Egyptian-born daughter of a French actress and an Italian sculptor. They claimed she had spent her early years in the Sahara Desert under the shadow of the Sphinx, then moved to France to become a stage actress. (In fact, Bara had never been to Egypt or France.) They called her the Serpent of the Nile and encouraged her to discuss mysticism and the occult in interviews. Some film historians point to this as the birth of two Hollywood phenomena: the studio publicity department and the press agent, which would later evolve into the public relations person.
    In promoting the 1917 film Cleopatra, Fox Studio publicists noted that the name was an anagram of Arab death, and her press agents claimed inaccurately that she was "the daughter of an Arab sheik and a French woman, born in the Sahara."
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1915
    Age 29
    Between 1915 and 1919, Bara was Fox studio's biggest star, but tired of being typecast as a vamp, she allowed her five-year contract with Fox to expire.
    More Details Hide Details Her final Fox film was The Lure of Ambition (1919). In 1920, she turned briefly to the stage, appearing on Broadway in The Blue Flame. Bara's fame drew large crowds to the theater, but her acting was savaged by critics. Her career suffered without Fox studio's support, and she did not make another film until The Unchastened Woman (1925) for Chadwick Pictures Corporation. Bara retired after making only one more film, the short comedy Madame Mystery (1926), made for Hal Roach and directed by Stan Laurel, in which she parodied her vamp image. At the height of her fame, Bara earned $4,000 per week. She was one of the most popular movie stars, ranking behind only Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford. Bara's best-known roles were as the "vamp", although she attempted to avoid typecasting by playing wholesome heroines in films such as Under Two Flags and Her Double Life. She also appeared as Juliet in a version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. Although Bara took her craft seriously, she was too successful as an exotic "wanton woman" to develop a more versatile career.
  • 1908
    Age 22
    After moving to New York City in 1908, she made her Broadway debut in The Devil (1908).
    More Details Hide Details Most of Bara's early films were shot around the East Coast, primarily at the Fox Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Bara lived with her family in New York City during this time. The rise of Hollywood as the center of the American film industry forced her to relocate to Los Angeles to film the epic Cleopatra (1917), which became one of Bara's biggest hits. No known prints of Cleopatra exist today, but numerous photographs of Bara in costume as the Queen of the Nile have survived.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1903
    Age 17
    Bara attended Walnut Hills High School graduating in 1903.
    More Details Hide Details After attending the University of Cincinnati for two years, she worked mainly in theater productions, but did explore other projects.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Born
    Born on July 29, 1885.
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