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    Fit For a King (RKO, 1937). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Joe E. Brown claimed he was the only youngster in show business whose parents encouraged him to join the circus, which he did at the age of ten. Throughout the late twenties and through the thirties, the comedienne with the infectious grin and a cavernous mouth was one of Hollywood's top money makers. He is best remembered for the role he did in the twilight of his career, as Osgood Fielding III in Billy Wilder's "Some Like It Hot". This is a poster for one of the money-makers he did for RKO Studio. This poster has wear all around the border and small pieces are missing here and there. There is a tear which runs from lower border upward about 9 inches through Brown's arm. There is a tear which runs from the upper border approx 8 inches down through the name "Brown." There are several other points around the poster with tears, all being supported with brown kraft tape on back. There is some erased pencil writing in the very upper border area. There is a scuff on the image just above the centerpoint of the folds in the center of the poster. This poster would be greatly enhanced with restoration as the colors are bright and the image is in nice shape. Fair/Good.

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2005
    16th Sunday
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