wild salome

SALOMÉ: Your hair is like the cedars of Lebanon, like the great cedars of Lebanon that give their shade to the lions and to the robbers who would hide themselves by day. The long black nights, when the moon hides her face, when the stars are afraid, are not so black. The silence that dwells in the forest is not so black. There is nothing in the world so black as your hair….
—  Oscar Wilde, from Salomé

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. / src: imdb

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