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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Birthday
29 July 1885
home town
Cincinnati

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Special screening of Georgina Starr's THEDA with Sigune von Osten - Creative Boom
Google News - about 7 years
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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Works by Asco at the Los Angeles Museum
NYTimes - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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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Piume - Vogue.it
Google News - about 7 years
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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The almanac - UPI.com
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - about 7 years
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
Google News - over 7 years
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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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Theda Bara
    LATE ADULTHOOD
  • 1955
    Age 70
    On April 7, 1955, Bara died of stomach cancer in Los Angeles, California.
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  • 1949
    Age 64
    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.
  • FIFTIES
  • 1939
    Age 54
    She appeared on radio again in 1939 as a guest on Texaco Star Theatre.
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  • 1936
    Age 51
    In 1936, she appeared on Lux Radio Theatre during a broadcast version of The Thin Man with William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 1921
    Age 36
    Bara married British-born American film director Charles Brabin in 1921.
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    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.
  • 1920
    Age 35
    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.
  • 1917
    Age 32
    In 1917 the Goodman family legally changed its surname to Bara.
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    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."
  • TWENTIES
  • 1915
    Age 30
    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.
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  • 1908
    Age 23
    After moving to New York City in 1908, she made her Broadway debut in The Devil (1908).
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1903
    Age 18
    Bara attended Walnut Hills High School graduating in 1903.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1885
    Age 0
    Born on July 29, 1885.
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