Original movie poster featuring Betty Blythe
in the titled role of "Queen of Sheba," 1921.

The film had 671 scenes, 10,000 actors and 500 camels. The climax of the film was a thrilling chariot race between Queen of Sheba and arch rival Queen Vashti. The New York Times wrote April 11, 1921 that the scene might have founded the ancient origin of the modern feminist movement.

Image credit: Reproduced by permission of the Trustees of the British Museum.

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