Thursday, July 07, 2011

Vanishing Heritage

Iconic silent film star Theda Bara's work is not well known due to the destruction of her films. Not many people in her home town of Cincinnati know much of her. Her image is actually better known than her work. People who went to Xavier University might have a better idea of who she was since the school owned the house she built when she retired to Cincinnati.
No more. Xavier has decided an empty lot will serve the school better.
Bara's legacy continues to slip away piece by piece.
Cincinnati should really do something to memorialize all the folks from here who have gone off to make it in the theater. Theda Bara, Doris Day, Janice Rule to name just a few. I don't know where or what, but we just really shouldn't forget.

A previous post on Theda Bara here

Fishwrap article about demolition here

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