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February 24, 2009

Vintage Passion

The Bible (and Hollywood apocrypha) in movie posters.

Since 1898, filmmakers have been portraying Bible stories and imagining subtexts--Lot trying to save Sodom, Pompeiians and gladiators meeting Jesus, and various people romancing Mary Magdalene. The Museum of Biblical Art is displaying movie posters from Salome to King of Kings in Reel Religion: A Century of the Bible and Film.


The Last Days of Pompeii, 1935, USA. Poster to promote The Last Days of Pompeii, 1935, USA. Directed by Ernest B. Shoedshack.

More posters from the exhibit after the jump.


The Robe
, 1953, USA. Poster to promote The Robe, 1953, USA. Directed by Henry Koster.


Promotional poster from Sweden for 1928's "Noah's Ark"


Salomé, 1923, USA. Poster to promote Salomé, 1923, USA. Poster designed by Natacha Rambova. Directed by Charles Bryant.


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