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    The Public Enemy (Warner Brothers, 1931). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    For collectors aiming to add a signature piece to their movie poster collection, this lobby card from The Public Enemy is a monumental opportunity. James Cagney was a bit player until he was cast as the lead in this crime drama. It was his snappy patter and wisecracking grin that earned him the title shot at Hollywood history. The film exploited the lives of gangsters like Al Capone who rose to power in the early 1930s and shocked the public into an awareness of the organized crime that ran bootleg alcohol during Prohibition. This is one of the most important films made during pre-Code Hollywood and features Jean Harlow, Ed Woods and Joan Blondell. This is one of only two lobby cards from the entire set with Cagney and Harlow pictured together. And it features sensational border artwork of a seething Cagney. More elusive than the Loch Ness Monster, this card won't appear again at auction anytime soon, so bid away! There is a tiny chip in the bottom border, faint spotting in the top border, and light stains and wrinkling in the right border. Fine/Very Fine.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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