Theda Bara

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Theda Bara (born Theodosia Burr Goodman, July 29, 1885 – April 7, 1955) was an American silent film and stage actress.wikipedia
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Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)

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Bara attended Walnut Hills High School, graduating in 1903.
Theda Bara (Theodosia Goodman 1903), early movie star of the silent screen

Charles Brabin

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After her marriage to Charles Brabin in 1921, she made two more feature films and then retired from acting in 1926, having never appeared in a sound film.
Brabin later wed silent-film "vamp" star Theda Bara July 2, 1921, remaining married to her until her death from abdominal cancer in April 1955 and becoming one of the rare long-lasting Hollywood marriages.

Madame Mystery

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.
Madame Mystery is a 1926 American film starring Theda Bara, Oliver Hardy, and James Finlayson, directed and co-written by Stan Laurel, and produced by Hal Roach.

The Unchastened Woman

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Her career suffered without Fox studio's support, and she did not make another film until The Unchastened Woman (1925) for Chadwick Pictures. Bara made more than 40 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.
The Unchastened Woman is a 1925 American silent drama film starring vamp Theda Bara, directed by James Young, the former husband of Clara Kimball Young, and released by start-up studio Chadwick Pictures.

Cleopatra (1917 film)

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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.
The film starred Theda Bara in the title role, Fritz Leiber, Sr. as Julius Caesar, and Thurston Hall as Mark Antony.

The Blue Flame (play)

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In 1920, she turned briefly to the stage, appearing on Broadway in The Blue Flame.
The production starred Theda Bara, a popular silent film actress who was known for playing similar roles in movies.

Femme fatale

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Her femme fatale roles earned her the nickname The Vamp (short for "vampire"), later fueling the rising popularity in "vamp" roles that encapsulated exoticism and sexual domination.
Like much of Kipling's verse it became very popular, and its refrain: "A fool there was...", describing a seduced man, became the title of the popular 1915 film A Fool There Was that made Theda Bara a star.

Lost film

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Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire.
A high-profile example is the case of Theda Bara.

Frank Powell

The origin of Bara's stage name is disputed; The Guinness Book of Movie Facts and Feats says it came from director Frank Powell, who learned Theda had a relative named Barranger, and that "Theda" was a childhood nickname.
Powell is best remembered for discovering Theda Bara, directing her in A Fool There Was (1915), the film that made her an international star and gave her the nickname "The Vamp".

Digby, Nova Scotia

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They honeymooned at The Pines Hotel in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, and later purchased a 400 ha property down the coast from Digby at Harbourville overlooking the Bay of Fundy, eventually building a summer home they called Baranook.
The Pines attracted notable visitors including early film star Theda Bara who spent her honeymoon there in 1921.

List of people on the postage stamps of the United States

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In 1994, she was honored with her image on a United States postage stamp designed by caricaturist Al Hirschfeld.
Theda Bara (1994) Actress

A Fool There Was (1915 film)

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Bara made more than 40 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.
A Fool There Was is an American silent film drama produced by William Fox, and starring Theda Bara.

1937 Fox vault fire

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Bara made more than 40 films between 1914 and 1926, but most were lost in the 1937 Fox vault fire.
Films lost to the fire include pictures starring Theda Bara, Shirley Mason, William Farnum, and many others.

Digby Pines Golf Resort and Spa

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They honeymooned at The Pines Hotel in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, and later purchased a 400 ha property down the coast from Digby at Harbourville overlooking the Bay of Fundy, eventually building a summer home they called Baranook.
The film actress Theda Bara spent her honeymoon with husband Charles Brabin at The Pines in 1921.

East Lynne (1916 film)

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Bara made more than 40 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.
East Lynne is a 1916 American silent drama film directed by Bertram Bracken and starring Theda Bara.

The Two Orphans (1915 film)

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The Two Orphans was a 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara.

The Kreutzer Sonata (1915 film)

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The Kreutzer Sonata is a 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara.

Sin (1915 film)

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Sin is a 1915 American silent drama film written and directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara.

The Clemenceau Case

The Clemenceau Case is a 1915 American silent drama film written and directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara.

The Stain (film)

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Bara made more than 40 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.
The film also features Theda Bara (credited under her birth name Theodosia Goodman) in her screen debut.

Carmen (1915 Raoul Walsh film)

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Carmen was a 1915 American silent drama film, written and directed by Raoul Walsh, which starred Theda Bara.

The Darling of Paris

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The Darling of Paris is a 1917 American silent romantic drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara and Glen White.

The Galley Slave

The Galley Slave is a 1915 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara.

Under Two Flags (1916 film)

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Under Two Flags was a 1916 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and starring Theda Bara.

Harbourville, Nova Scotia

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They honeymooned at The Pines Hotel in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada, and later purchased a 400 ha property down the coast from Digby at Harbourville overlooking the Bay of Fundy, eventually building a summer home they called Baranook.
Famous Hollywood actress Theda Bara owned a cottage in the area called "Baranook".