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UPDATE: Now at Swann Galleries: Sarah Bernhardt Loved This Mucha Poster So Much, She Used It for Her American Tour

Update: The Alphonse Mucha-designed poster of Sarah Bernhardt sold for $8,750.

What you see: A poster that advertises Sarah Bernhardt’s 1896 American Tour. Alphonse Mucha designed it. 336 more words

ON THIS DAY: March 15, 2017

March 15th is

Everything You Think Is Wrong Day

Ides of March

Kick Butts Day *

Peanut Lovers’ Day

Pears Helene Day

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Wine Wednesday: March 8, 2017

“Your words are my food, your breath my wine. You are everything to me.”

-Sarah Bernhardt (“the most famous actress the world has ever known”)

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Sarah Bernhardt

Sarah Bernhardt  c. 22/23 October 1844 – 26 March 1923 was a French stage and early film actress. She was referred to as “the most famous actress the world has ever known” 1,469 more words

Sarah Bernhard Appears in Charleston

Sarah Bernhardt appeared at the Academy of Music in “La Tosca” on January 21, 1892. Her appearance was treated like that of royalty. A local reviewer for the “News and Courier”, who referred to Bernhardt as “the divine Sarah,” also wrote that the theater “had rarely held as brilliant and cultivated an audience who were spellbound through love, hate, scorn, revenge, and disgust, all of which had full sway in the role.” 304 more words

Salomé in Paris: 'a protest against English morality'.

Tragically, although Ada Leverson, one of Oscar Wilde’s closest friends, insisted that he cared little for any of his plays except Salomé since it most fully ‘expressed himself,’ Wilde never saw… 290 more words

Oscar Wilde

Sarah Bernhardt & Damala the undead

One of the absolute stars of Wilde’s Women is French actress Sarah Bernhardt, a truly remarkable woman.

In 1882, Sarah, who had no shortage of lovers, proposed to and married Aristides Damala, an aristocratic Greek army officer and playboy twelve years her junior. 325 more words