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    A Farewell to Arms (Paramount, 1932). Autographed Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This is arguably the best card from the set of this classic adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's WWI novel. The moody and dramatic portrait image of Helen Hayes and Gary Cooper foreshadows the volatile relationship between Catherine the nurse (Hayes) and Fredric the soldier (Cooper), and even produced commotion in the censor's office, which forced omission of details of Catherine's childbirth experience from the original script. However, even with the changes, both British Columbia and Australia banned the film, as they preferred their citizenry to continue to practice the stork method of reproduction! The card shows signs of tanning; it has a minor tear in the left border, has a small chip from the right border, and minor water stains in the lower right and upper left corners. There appears to have been a tiny chip in Catherine's lip which has been restored. There is a small tear in the left border. From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980-1985, until its closing. Sammy Cahn helped Mr. Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. The card is boldly signed by Helen Hayes. Fine-.


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    November, 2009
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