This page contains images of Salome in the movies. There seem to have been lots of movies about Salome, but so far I've only found a few for which I could find some "dancy" images.
|The 1918 film starring Theda Bara is believed lost, but posters have remained. There's another poster from the movie that just shows her face in a brooding sort of pose, but I much prefer this one because she's dancing. (It's not too hard to find reprints of this poster around the 'net...)|
|The 1953 film starring Rita Hayworth is probably the most well-known of all the Salome movies. Of the posters I've seen, I like this Italian one the best, for obvious reasons: the colors are great, and she's dancing. (I got this one as a reprint on eBay.)|
Following are a couple of movie photos. OK, so she isn't dancing
in the second one, but you get an interesting look at her costume.
This one is interesting.
It's apparently a page from the Feb 1953 Life magazine.
At first I thought it was an advertisement, but I think it's
actually a little article.
The photo caption says
"Rita Hayworth is a winsome Salome against backdrop of drawing
by Aubrey Beardsley showing a less amiable view of the Biblical dancer."
The associated text is titled "Salome, Nice Girl," and reads:
Most authorities since St. Mark have regarded Salome as at least a willing accessory in the killing of John the Baptist.... But the record is being set to rights by a new movie.... Its heroine... is seen to be a nice good-natured... girl who in history's most famous dance routine strips off six of her seven veils--the one above is No. 6--in an effort to save John, not to do him in.
|OK, this one is cheating a bit. Salome, Where She Danced is a 1945 movie starring Yvonne DeCarlo. However, it's not about the Biblical Salome. It is, if you can believe it, a Western. However, she does dance in a way that vaguely resembles belly dancing in that old Hollywood way. This is a poster for it--well, part of the poster. Again, I couldn't fit it all in my scanner, but I did get the important part.|
|Here she is, not dancing but in costume. Actually, I haven't seen this photo specifically associated with this movie, but the costume looks so much like it, I'm guessing it is.|