Chicago Tribune, November 14, 1909. Actress Katherine Kaelred (left) starred in the Broadway version of the hit play A Fool There Was, based on Rudyard Kipling’s famously anti-uxorious poem Bitches Ain’t Shit of the same name. But in the Hollywood film version, the role of The Vamp went (as previously noted) to Theda Bara (right). More of Kaelred’s musings on the state of domestic vampirism after the jump.
So, let us summarize: some wives are gold-diggers, some husbands are douchebags. Thank you, Katherine Kaelred!