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    Emma (MGM, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41"). How does a homely, 64-year-old, portly Canadian woman merit a top-of-the-line, facial-closeup-artwork, 30s Tooker lithograph from MGM? To understand that, you must know the history of one of the finest actresses Hollywood has known. Dressler was called by Louis B. Mayer himself " the most adored person ever to set foot in the MGM studio." This was a woman that recorded light opera for Edison in 1909, got Mack Sennett his first job in the theatre, and gave her best heralded vaudeville skit to Sennett so he could produce a vehicle for his newly signed actor, Charlie Chaplin -- a little something called "Tillie's Punctured Romance," in which Dressler also appeared. Winning the Oscar for Best Actress in 1931 for "Min and Bill", Dressler would also be nominated for "Emma." Consider this: in an era of Garbo, Harlow, and Crawford, it was this impish woman in her 60s who won the coveted Exhibitor's Poll for Most Popular Actress for three consecutive years! There are minor pinholes, minimal edge wear with tiny tears, small tape in top center border, and small cross fold separations. Simply gorgeous pastel colors on this very rare poster. Very Fine+.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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