Friday, December 16, 2016

Retro Friday : SALOME through the years

(originally posted November 2011)

Salome is one of the most popular characters in movie history. There are at least 30 films made on the famous, or infamous, dancer. So here is just a small sample of actresses and films.

Theda Bara in her version of SALOME (1918)

No it's not Lady Gaga but Nazimova in her rendition of SALOME (1923)

Yvonne DeCarlo in SALOME WHERE SHE DANCED (1945) which is a Western not a PEPLUM but Yvonne has a dance bit as Salome.

Rita Hayworth in SALOME (1953), probably the most famous film on the legendary character

Brigid Bazlen is Salome in KING OF KINGS (1961)

Jo Champa in SALOME DI OSCAR WILDE (1986)

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

Thanks, very good compilation.

Cleopatra is another historic woman who has been a film subject going back to the silent era. The famous Theda Bara silent "Cleopatra" (1917) is now a lost film.

Surviving still photos, however, show that her pre-Code costumes were very revealing indeed.