Movie Poster Mondays

Spanish poster of THEODORA - SLAVE EMPRESS (1954)

It's funny that the artist ended up making Gianna look like a Latina babe. I love it. Very colourful.

3 comments:

Scott Ochiltree said...


This is a really fun Peplum, but I agree the Spanish poster is really bizarre.

hsc said...

Not just "a Latina babe," but Mexican star Maria Felix, who had recently been making films in Spain, France and Italy, including the early Peplum "Messalina/The Affairs of Messalina" (1951), which co-starred Georges Marchal!

Compare the heads in the upper left of the "Teodora" poster to the poster for the French release "Messaline" :

http://medias.unifrance.org/medias/74/102/157258/format_page/media.png

and photos of Felix from the film and as she usually appeared at the time:

http://aristeguinoticias.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Felix23.jpg

(I think this costume/jewelry is what's depicted at upper left.)

http://aristeguinoticias.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Felix23.jpg

(This is the usual Maria Felix look with the loose mane of hair. like in the reclining figure.)

hsc said...

Whoops! I meant to post this second image of Felix from a different film the same year:

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bf/Mar%C3%ADa_F%C3%A9lix_1951.jpg/250px-Mar%C3%ADa_F%C3%A9lix_1951.jpg