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Back in the day, (over 2,000 years ago) King Herod went Gaga over this Lady.  2010 marks the return of Salomé!

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 3 – 4:30pm
American Art Museum, Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium (enter from G Street)
Free tickets are distributed in the G Street Lobby 30 minutes before the program begins.

The Smithsonian American Art Museum and National Portrait Gallery present the classic film Salomé (1923, 75 min) with a score performed live by Silent Orchestra.  Regarded as one of America’s first art films, Salomé is adapted from an Oscar Wilde play that retells the saga of King Herod and his execution of John the Baptist to please his stepdaughter Salomé.

More details on the Smithsonian web site.

Check out this great picture by Bruce Guthrie from our Nosferatu performance at AFI Silver last year.  (photo © 2009 Bruce Guthrie)

You can see more pictures from this event at Bruce Guthrie’s web site.

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