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    Theda Bara's Madame DuBarry Gown. 1918's Madame DuBarry, based on the Alexandre Dumas novel, starred Theda Bara as Jeanne Vauberniere, the milliner who eventually becomes the mistress of a king. Naturally her costumes were exquisite and the masterpiece of the lot was this amazingly beautiful gown, a silver, gold and blue creation that Theda treasured and kept in her Beverly Hills home for more than 45 years after Madame DuBarry's release. The 90-year old gown is truly everything a French king's mistress could have dreamed of, with ermine accents throughout, and survives in gloriously preserved Excellent condition. The lot includes a copy of Statement magazine, Issue # 4, 2007 which contains a sepia-toned picture of Theda wearing this gown in Madame DuBarry. (The magazine also features pictures of some of the other Theda Bara material in this auction, all given by Theda to the consignor shortly before she died in 1955.) Classic movie material at its most magical. From the Joan Craig Costume Archive of Theda Bara. Accompanied by a letter of provenance from Joan Craig.

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    4th-6th Saturday-Monday
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