Theda Bara: Unseen Icon
A FOOL THERE WAS introduced by William Fox biographer Vanda Krefft
Monday, December 4
INTRODUCED BY AUTHOR VANDA KREFFT
LIVE PIANO ACCOMPANIMENT BY STEVE STERNER
Starring Theda Bara
Still one of the silent screen’s greatest icons, exotic femme fatale Theda Bara (née Theodosia Goodman, a Jewish girl from Cincinatti) is known by name, but has rarely been seen: of the 40 films she made for Fox between 1914 and 1919, only two survive, including Frank Powell’s A Fool There Was, her breakthrough, the picture that launched a new archetype: “the vamp.”
Prior to the film, producer William Fox biographer Vanda Krefft will detail Bara’s own meteoric rise and fall. Ms. Krefft will sign copies of her book (available for sale at our concession) following the screening.