July 08, 2004

Kiss me, my fool

Speaking of skeletons, I think it's time for another Theda Bara picture:

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At the end of the 1915 film A Fool There Was, which introduced both Bara and the vamp to the American public, she leans over her dead lover -- perhaps plaything is more descriptive -- and mouths the words, captured on the intertitle, "Kiss me, my fool." I'm not sure if the above photo was inspired by the scene...

Posted by Ideofact at July 8, 2004 12:15 AM
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