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The Vamp: Theda Bara, Cinema’s First Sex Symbol – Halloween Special – Women’s History, American History

The Vamp: Theda Bara, Cinema’s First Sex Symbol – Halloween Special – Women’s History, American History

Update: 2018-10-31
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In the early 20th century, the word "vampire" was used to mean something quite different: a female sexual predator. And no one struck more fear into the hearts of men than cinema's first sex symbol, silent film actress Theda Bara. Happy Halloween.

Featuring piano music by Kevin MacLeod, used by Creative Commons License Attribution 3.0.

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Theme music and graphic design by Rachel Westhoff. Find pics, references, and more at www.deadideas.net.
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The Vamp: Theda Bara, Cinema’s First Sex Symbol – Halloween Special – Women’s History, American History

The Vamp: Theda Bara, Cinema’s First Sex Symbol – Halloween Special – Women’s History, American History

B. T. Newberg