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Salome, Avant Garde 1923 Film Version of Oscar Wilde Play Pt.1

Here’s another silent film gem we came across.

Uploaded by on Dec 7, 2011

A big budget (over $300,000) avant garde film version of the Oscar Wilde play that bombed so big it ruined the careers of director Charles Bryant and Producer/Star Alla Nazimova. The staging was created to match the illustrations done by Aubrey Beardsley in the printed edition of Wilde’s play. It is also rumored that this art film was cast exclusively with gay or bisexual actors as an homeage to Wilde.

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