Goldwyn Presents Theodora

 
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0550
Creator
Places
New York (New York [United States])
New York (United States)
United States
Date
1922
Measurements
5 x 7.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
text
Work types
magazine

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

8 The Magazine Theatre Program

The Supreme Spectacle of the Age

Now in all its glory, you may see the wonderful masterpiece of this day and generation, the great Italian screen photoplay which has been more than two years in the making and which cost over $3,000.000 in American money; made in the shadow of Rome.

Goldwyn Presents Theodora / Sardou's famous and sensational love romance

Produced by the Unione Cinematografical Italiana

Forty lions turned loose into a crowded area among thousand of people - to satisfy the whim of a love-mad woman. The most startling and terrific climax ever shown on any screen. / Never again will mortal eyes gaze upon such unparalleled scenes of gorgeous pictorial display as are reproduced in this colossal spectacle. / Actual cast of 25,000 people recruited for this extraordinary presentation through the official aid of the Italian government.

Astor Theatre / Broadway at 45th St.

Twice daily 2.30 and 8.30

Prices - Eves. and Sat. Mats. 50c, $1, $1.50 and $2. Mats Daily, 50c, $1, $1.50.

EXHIBITION

Imagining the Empress: Theodora in Popular Culture, 1882-1922
April-October 2017

This 1922 advertisement for the Italian silent film Theodora in “The Magazine Theatre Program,” like most objects from the Theodora craze, owed much of its inspiration to Victorien Sardou’s 1884 play about the empress Theodora. Theodora appeared in multiple silent films from 1910 to 1930. The most successful film adaptation from this period was the Italian Theodora, released by the Italian Cinematographic Union and featuring Rita Jolivet as the Byzantine empress. Like earlier theatrical productions, this film emphasized the grandeur and splendor of Theodora’s world, showcasing massive set pieces and featuring thousands of extras. The Illustrated London News described the film as “Byzantium rebuilt,” and advertisements (here) for the New York City premiere billed it as the greatest film spectacle to date.

 

Collection

Ephemera Collection
 

Repository

Dumbarton Oaks Archives, 054.SUZ.02.PCbox.096
Dumbarton Oaks, Washington, DC
Accession number AR.EP.MG.0550
Creator
Places
New York (New York [United States])
New York (United States)
United States
Date
1922
Measurements
5 x 7.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
text
Work types
magazine

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