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    Beau Brummel (Warner Brothers, 1924). One Sheet (26.5" X 40.5") Style A.
    John Barrymore stars in the title role as Britain's iconic 18th century dandy. Due to his magnificent clothing, style, and quick wit, Brummel becomes a fast favorite of the Prince of Wales and, of course, with the ladies. Irene Rich and Carmel Myers play two of the alluring women surrounding him, yet his heart belongs to the beautiful, unobtainable Lady Margery Avanley (played by 17-year-old Mary Astor, who carried on a most passionate affair with her leading man during the filming). The arrogant Brummel falls from grace after insulting the Prince and refuses to apologize. The final scenes of Brummel in an asylum, dressed in rags, but with still enough pride to turn away his true love rather than allow her to throw her life away on him are classic Barrymore. His performance was highly praised upon the film's release, and remains one of the best film performances of his career. The gorgeous stone litho poster has been linenbacked to address some border chipping and a chip which just barely extended into the lower right corner of the teal colored field. There was minor vertical fold wear and a tear which runs from the right border just below the top horizontal fold into the art background. There is another tear which runs from the upper border into the "ry" of "Barrymore." The conservation has brought the poster back to its magnificent beauty. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
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