A Child of Uncurbed Desires!
A Woman of Wile and Woe!
WILLIAM FOX Presents the THEDA BARA
as interpreted by
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.
The Sweetness of the Hills of
Stupifying Splendors of Herod's Palace
PASSIONATE, THIS PRINCESS HAD ONE LAW -- THE LAW OF THE SENSES
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
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.
marks a new development of the spectacle picture. Massiveness of effect
does not smother dramatic interest.
art in creating for the screen a galaxy of superwomen, topped now by her
superb delineation of the most famout of them all...
ELEMENTAL strength of the story, which has inspired among the
greatest of writers of music and literature...
production provided by William Fox...
factors combine to form a GUARANTEE to the Public that they will be
stirred as never before by this Fox Picturization Supreme.
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.
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.
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
SIREN SUPREME OF THE SCREEN in
THEDA BARA SUPER-PRODUCTION
TRIUMPH TRANSCENDANT in the Welding of Drama and Spectacle
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
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.
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 --
SEE Exact Reproduction of Ancient Jerusalem -- The Rival of Rome and the
Gem of Palestine.
BARBARIC BRILLIANCE DRAMA DOUBLE-DISTILLED
SEE the startline Miracle Scene in which the Wicked
Ruler of Judea is Made to Cringe.
SEE Salome's Delirious Dance of
SEE Picturesque Caravan and Gate of Jaffa.
Return from Rome -- Pageantry Unapproached
SEE Herod's Birthday Feast,
a Riant Revel Without par.
SEE the Great Storm that Frightened the
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 --
3 DAYS commencing
MONDAY, SEPT. 30 (1918)
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
with Theda Bara and G. Raymond Nye and Alan Roscoe. Directed by J. Gordon