Salome (1918)

Theda Bara in SALOME (1918).

P-56 Theda Bara publicity photo for Salome

Large herald/broadside for SALOME (1918) starring Theda Bara

A Child of Uncurbed Desires!
A Woman of Wile and Woe!


WILLIAM FOX Presents the THEDA BARA SUPER-PRODUCTION
SALOME
as interpreted by
THEDA BARA

The Acme of Achievement in Art, Dramatically and Photographically

Six Months in the Making; $50,000 Spent on 500 Feet of Historically Reproduced Scenes Alone -- and There Are 10,000 Feet. GUESS WHAT IT COST.

Embodying
The Sweetness of the Hills of Lebanon
The Stupifying Splendors of Herod's Palace

PRIMAL, PAGAN, PASSIONATE, THIS PRINCESS HAD ONE LAW -- THE LAW OF THE SENSES

SALOME
What Fateful Name!

The Goad of Good Men Gond Wrong in Vain Pursuit of the Soul She Did Not Possess

The Urge of Evil Men Who Fawned on Her for Favor and Became Her Abject Pawns

MASSENET'S opera, "Herodiade," with its immortal "Vision Fugitive;" Wilde's wierdly woven word-pictures; Beardsley's exotic impressions in ink; Strauss' unearthly dissonances in the mephetic music-drama named after and written of her; Flaubert's hectic novel -- all these were inspired by the Solome long ago crushed under the shields of horrified men. It was only figuratively that she died -- she is as potent today as then. She lives again incarnate! In Theda Bara we have the Princess Passion, come to rule again the senses of men, to abash the good and goad the evil -- again to tread underfoot the quivering hears of fools laid bare, and dig her bladed toes in them, to see with glee the read blood spurt, to revel in the hurt. She lives again for adulation and anathema -- yes, and for pity.

"SALOME" marks a new development of the spectacle picture. Massiveness of effect does not smother dramatic interest.

THEDA BARA'S art in creating for the screen a galaxy of superwomen, topped now by her superb delineation of the most famout of them all...

THE ELEMENTAL strength of the story, which has inspired among the greatest of writers of music and literature...

THE SUPERB production provided by William Fox...

ALL THESE factors combine to form a GUARANTEE to the Public that they will be stirred as never before by this Fox Picturization Supreme.

AN ENTIRE CURCUS WAS SUBSIDIZED FOR A SEASON TO MAKE AVAILABLE ITS MENAGERIE. Specially Designed Mechanical and Electrical Contrivances Produce the Great Storm and Other Novel Effects.

A NOAH'S ARKFUL of ANIMALS
A CARAVAN OF CAMELS
Herds of Bullock, Oxen, Donkeys, Kine, Pigeons, Parrotts, Peacocks, Cats, Sheep, Snakes, Lambs, Goats, Dogs, Cockatoo,s Doves
ELEPHANTS -- 1,500 HORSES

WHAT WAS REQUIRED TO REPRODUCE THE JERUSALEM OF 40 B.C.
800 laborers, 100 sculptors and mural decorators, 500,000 feet of lumber, 200,000 feet of burlap, 50 tons of paint, 12 tones of nails, 25 tons of plaster, 25 loads of cobble stones, 100,000 costumes, 2,800 animals.

5000 PERFORMERS 5000 PERFORMERS

DO NOT MISS IT!
Read More About the Marvel of This Most Massive of Dramatic Spectacles and Find Out Where to See It on the Other Side


Large herald/broadside for SALOME (1918) starring Theda Bara, screening at the Family Theatre in Gloversville

TERRIBLY MAGNIFICENT!
FASCINATINGLY FEARSOME!

WILLIAM FOX presents
THEDA BARA
SIREN SUPREME OF THE SCREEN in


THEDA BARA SUPER-PRODUCTION
SALOME

THE TRIUMPH TRANSCENDANT in the Welding of Drama and Spectacle

BASED ON THE CHRONICLES OF JOSEPHUS,
Direction of J. GORDON EDWARDS
Producer of "CLEOPATRA"

STANDARD HISTORIAN OF HER DAY
Scenarion by ADRIAN JOHNSON
Photographed by JOHN W. BOYLE

THE SIREN Who Sowed Sin in Ancient Galilee, Whose Tempestuous Blood Has Traced a Scarlet Thread Through the Centuries

ONE WHO Scorned Her Died; Other, Mad for Want of Her, She Sent to Perdidion.
Lust of Possession and Power Was Her Creed; Seductive Charm Her Handmaiden

... As of wax, with a heart of stone, But with eyes and mouth and nostrils wide That twitched, dialated, thrilled -- and lied.

PAGAN PAGEANTRY
BARBARIC BRILLIANCE DRAMA DOUBLE-DISTILLED

SEE Exact Reproduction of Ancient Jerusalem -- The Rival of Rome and the Gem of Palestine.
SEE the startline Miracle Scene in which the Wicked Ruler of Judea is Made to Cringe.
SEE Salome's Delirious Dance of Seven Vails.
SEE Picturesque Caravan and Gate of Jaffa.
SEE Herod's Return from Rome -- Pageantry Unapproached
SEE Herod's Birthday Feast, a Riant Revel Without par.
SEE the Great Storm that Frightened the Mighty Herod.
SEE Stirring Revolt of the Downtrodden People
SEE Salome's Bath -- the Last Word in Aquatic Luxury.
SEE John Preach in Heart of the Wilderness
SEE Salome's Boudoir, with Its Marvelous Peacock Fountain -- a Scene of Surpassing Loveliness
SEE the Crushing of Salome Under the Spiked Shields of Horrified Captains of Herod's Guard

SEE "SALOME" at
-- Family Theatre --
GLOVERSVILLE

3 DAYS commencing
MONDAY, SEPT. 30 (1918)

TWICE DAILY

This is laid out like a herald, but is as large as a broadside poster. Since it has printing on both sides, it is doubtful that it was posted on a wall or fence. Regardless, it is a fascinating look at how SALOME was advertised. -- Bruce


More information on the Family Theatre

The Family Theatre at CinemaTreasures.com


with Theda Bara and G. Raymond Nye and Alan Roscoe. Directed by J. Gordon Edwards. Fox.

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Books

Vamp: The Rise and Fall of Theda Bara by Eve Golden, pp. 164-174.

Public Domain Mark
This work (Salome (1918), by Fox), identified by Bruce Calvert, is free of known copyright restrictions.


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