Dir: Charles Bryant, Alla Nazimova (uncred.)
Scr: Alla Nazimova, Natacha Rambova
Phot: Charles Van Enger
Premiere: Dec. 31, 1922
Salome is an odd duck, a hothouse flower among the more vigorous films of its time.
The film’s setting is not realistic. It is stylized in the manner of Art Nouveau, specifically the art of Aubrey Beardsley, who illustrated Wilde’s play before his untimely death in 1898. The costumes and art design were by fellow Russian émigré Natacha Rambova. The result is a film that looks like a slice of avant-garde theater.