Monday, October 11, 2021

PEPLUM Movie Poster

US poster (?) of SALOME (1918)

Like so many posters of the the silent era, the artwork is fascinating. 

1 comment:

Scott Ochiltree said...

The poster for CLEOPATRA with Theda Bara is more formal but is also pretty good.

This movie caused an uproar due to Theda's very skimpy costumes.

Upon its release the Hollywood hype machine went full throttle, claiming that Theda was an Egyptian princess directly descended from Cleopatra.