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    Pitfalls of a Big City (Pathé, 1923). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Cross-eyed silent film comedian Ben Turpin was a hit with audiences mainly because of his visual ailment and dead-on physical comedic timing. After wowing Charles Chaplin, Turpin signed a deal with Mack Sennett and began making a string of successful comedies with frequent co-stars Mabel Normand and Fatty Arbuckle. But just at the height of his popularity, Turpin retired from film to take care of his dying wife, actress Carrie Turpin. This hilarious stone litho one sheet had chipping in the borders and separations at the folds, but now displays very well thanks to a clean professional restoration. Fine+ on Linen.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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