The Hollywood Foreign Press Association & Hollywood Heritage Present: Evening at the Barn – THEDA BARA – LOST CLEOPATRA
Please join us on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 for a special celebration of the silent 1917 epic “CLEOPATRA” starring Theda Bara. The movie was truly a masterpiece, unfortunately this film along with virtually the entire Fox Film silent archive perished in a vault fire.
One hundred years since the initial release, filmmaker Phillip Dye has created an epic reconstruction bringing Theda Bara’s “CLEOPATRA” back to life!
After years of research and collecting all of the on-set photography stills available. The film has been painstakingly pieced together again through the editing of these precious stills. These photographs capture the mind-blowing scale of this super production and they capture Theda’s electrifying performance and her trail-blazing Vamp character in an array of historically accurate scandalous costumes.
Working with the original script, inter-title cards have been woven into the pictorial montage, transporting the audience back to 1917. Live musical accompaniment featuring harp, piano and strings help to make this silent film experience complete.
A conversation with the filmmaker is scheduled to follow along with a presentation by special guest Joan Craig, author of Theda Bara, My Mentor. She will share stories of growing up with Theda, her second mom
Theda Bara memorabilia — vintage stills and posters will be on display. Plus, we’ll be offering unusual items in our famous $1 raffle!
*LIVE MUSICAL ACCOMPANIMENT – Pianist Cliff Retallick & Harpist Liza Wallace