Blanchette Dumond, aka Madame Lefresne
(as Theodosia Goodman)
The Blue Flame. Melodrama. Written by George V. Hobart
and John Willard
. Based on the play by Leta Vance Nicholson. Shubert Theatre: 15 Mar 1920- Apr 1920 (closing date unknown/48 performances). Cast: Theda Bara
(as "Ruth Gordon") [final Broadway role], Joseph Buckley (as "Barnes"), Helen Curry (as "Cicely Varnum"), Alan Dinehart
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Theo DeCoppet | Theodosia Goodman
5' 6" (1.68 m)
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[on her early career] To understand those days you must consider that people believed what they saw on the screen. Nobody had destroyed the grand illusion. Audiences thought the stars were just the way they saw them. Why, women kicked my photographs as they went into theaters where my pictures wee playing, and once on the streets of New York a woman called the police because her child spoke to me.
Most of her films were unfortunately lost to a fire at Fox Studios in 1937. Bara had her own personal archive but did not realize they had disintegrated until she took some films out to show a child friend who she hoped to play herself in a film in the 1940s.
She often played the role of a sexy, foul tempress whose beauty and dangerous allure led good-hearted men to their doom.