Vamp extraordinaire Theda Bara in her most celebrated role as CLEOPATRA (1917). Here she is seen wearing the falcon coronation crown, which had been one of Theda's most cherished reminders of her long gone but never forgotten superstardom. She had personally designed this piece, choosing the various colors of thread that weaved through the majestic crown. One can imagine the thrill Theda enjoyed the day when she first wore her wondrous Queen of the Nile coronation crown, fashioned as a falcon, with multi-colored wings, tail feathers and cocked head. Of course, 1917 audiences couldn't fully appreciate the creation in the black-and-white film, but it has been recreated here in all its colorful magnificence. Color enhanced image by Hollywood Pinups from the b&w original.