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Architecture in "Theodora," The Illustrated London News, 1922

 
Accession number AR.EP.NP.0553
Creator
Places
London (England [United Kingdom])
England (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1922
Measurements
10.5 x 15.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph, text
Work types
newspaper

Description

TRANSCRIPTION

The Illustrated London News, March 18, 1922. - 383

Byzantium Rebuilt for the Film: Architecture in "Theodora"

A great film spectacle said to have taken three years to produce and to have cost £750,000: "Theodora" at Covent Garden - A scene in the hippodrome at Byzanium.

EXHIBITION

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

Theodora appeared in multiple silent films from 1910 to 1930, many of them inspired by Victorien Sardou’s 1884 play. The Illustrated London News described the 1922 film, Theodora, as “Byzantium rebuilt,” and advertisements (here and 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.NP.0553
Creator
Places
London (England [United Kingdom])
England (United Kingdom)
United Kingdom
Date
1922
Measurements
10.5 x 15.5 inches
Materials/Techniques
black & white photograph, text
Work types
newspaper

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