Alla Nazimova in Salomé (1922) directed by
Charles Bryant and Alla Nazimova, based on Oscar Wilde’s play.
The film’s sets and costumes, including the iconic wig, were designed by Natacha Rambova, who was married to film star Rudolph Valentino.
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September 1st, 1922, Vancouver,
British Columbia, Canada. Yvonne De Carlo
(Margaret Yvonne Middleton)
and her mother made several trips to Los Angeles until 1940, when she was first runner-up to “Miss Venice Beach.” and also came in fifth in a 1940s Miss California competition.
She was subsequently arrested by immigration officials and deported back to Canada
but in January 1941, an American show producer
sent a telegram to immigration officials
pledging his sponsorship of De Carlo in the U.S., and affirmed his offer
of steady employment, both requirements to reenter the country.
Yvonne De Carlo was later spotted dancing at a Hollywood nightclub by a talent scout searching for girls to audition for the role of
Anna Maria, an Austrian dancer, in the movie Salome, Where She Danced.
21 Royal Canadian Air Force bombardier students who loved her as a pinup star dancer campaigned to get her the role as the actor because she was performing at the nightclub against her will.
De Carlo received her big break in September 1944 when she was chosen over a reported 20,000 girls to play the lead role in Salome, Where She Danced (1945). The movie heavily promoted De Carlo and she was hailed as an up-and-coming star.
Her ability to sing, dance and act made her an internationally known figure and landed her a long term contract with Universal Studios.
In which she starred in many leading roles. She later expressed a desire to do comedy ,
landing her the famous role ofLily Munsterin the CBS sitcom series The Munsters (1964-1966)
“De Carlo died of heart failure in January 8th 2007. For her contributions to motion
pictures and television, she was awarded two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.”
One of two plates Mucha designed for this distinguished series, depicting heroines of antiquity. Salome is a sensuous image in which the dancer is shown wearing an ornate belt and diaphanous attire. She is depicted in the throes of the dance that gave Herod such great pleasure.
The Principle of Diversity. Aquarius celebrates uniqueness and eccentricity as a means of self-expression but also as a way to ensure the soulful health of humanity. Just as a gene pool mustn’t become too restrictive lest it weaken, the Aquarian concept of spiritual diversity ensures the health of the collective consciousness, which must change and grow if it is to survive.
Uranus is namesake of the god of the universe. The planet signals change on a massive scale and the ushering in of entirely new waves in thought, technology, discovery, invention, and social experience. The Aquarian woman adapts easily to such changes and helps others adjust to evolutionary trends.
The zodiacal quadrants correspond to metaphysical planes of existence- physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual or universal. The Fourth Quadrant concerns one’s relationship with the whole or soul of humanity. Aquarius woman brings a sense of relief and reprise to the world, teaching others to detach from the weight of outmoded tradition and mores, to unlock their fears.
The waves: A symbol of the divine liquid manna, whether in the classic sense of ambrosia, the blood of the Holy Grail promising everlasting life or baptismal waters, without which one can’t enter the kingdom of heaven. It also recalls radio or light waves, which signal new ideas of human invention.
The air element signifies mental and social experience, the fixed quality, intense concentration and magnetism. The fixed-air combination particular to Aquarius implies a certain corner of the sky, whether it be heaven, a distant star, or such visions as a rainbow. The combination also symbolizes truth, a fixed idea, which is ever so important to the Aquarian, whose motto is “I know.”
Females in masculine (fire, air) are not aligned with the gender polarity of their sign and thus enact instead of embody the quality-element combination of the sign. Unlike Aquarius man, who is caught up in his own universal truths and visions, Aquarius female is a revelation to others, a dispenser of joy, if not comic relief.
Sign Number: 11
The number of revelation. A page is turned with this number. After the completion often, eleven signifies the first “reveal” of a new order. Single Age Association: 70-77A time of life when worldly concerns and ambitions are left behind and one is focused on appreciating the lasting joys of life. This can also be a time of second childhood.
Psychology: The Aquarian female tends to shirk responsibility and to buck authority. She can be rather fanatical in her interests, susceptible to mind control and cult phenomenon. If any sign is likely to wear a tinfoil hat and wait for mother ship, it is Aquarius woman. She can suffer from escapist fantasies and exhibit deviant behavior.
Aquarius woman draws on the classical archetype of the renewal or descending goddess, distinguished as “coming down” from heaven to commune, help, or mate with mortals. The female cupbearer to the gods is Hebe, Hera in her renewed, revirginized form. It is as Hebe that Hera marries Heracles and thus bestows upon him the gift of immortality. Eos, the goddess of the dawn, inspires hope. Iris, goddess of rainbow, skates down this colorful bridge between heaven and earth, delivering divine messages from Hera to mankind.
Aquarius draws on the biblical Salome, whose dance of the seven veils is a reenactment of the goddess’s descent along the rainbow. The rainbow symbolizes a bridge to heaven, and each colored veil is a key to each of the seven levels. The rainbow also concealed the future, corresponding to Uranus’ connection with evolution. In medieval literature, the Holy Grail associated with the waterbearer was guarded by Queen Repanse of Joei (Dispensor of Joy). The character of the descending goddess is portrayed in Tennessee William’s A Streetcar Named Desire by Stella, “star,” who descends to reunite with her all-too-mortal-husband upon his invocation: Stel-Iaaaaaaaaaah!