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    The General (United Artists, 1927). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    In one of the greatest comedies ever made, Buster Keaton brought his dry sense of humor to this story of a Confederate train (The General) as it is taken over by Union spies. It's up to Keaton to rescue his beloved train and his beloved girl, Annabelle Lee (Marion Mack) who's stuck on the train as well. Keaton was the master of incredible stunts and this film captured plenty of moments for Keaton to test his abilities. The poster is one of the best on the film, capturing Keaton in caricature and in two additional scenes as he poses with both of his true loves. There was some chipping in the borders and to all four corners. There appears to have been some slight discoloration and staining in the lower left edge. The poster had two tears; a six inch tear in the middle of the right side going through Marion Mack's neck and a 2.5 inch tear in the left just below the image of Keaton on the General's cow catcher. All of these issues are minor and have been addressed with professional restoration. Posters for this title almost never surface and this is a wonderful opportunity to acquire one of the best. Fine on Paper.




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    March, 2013
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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