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    Dynamite (MGM, 1929). One Sheet (27" X 41") Sound Style.
    In his first all-talking picture, Cecil B. DeMille directs this very modern melodrama about a spoiled rich girl, Kay Johnson in her film debut, who loves Conrad Nagel who is married to a woman who is willing to give him up, for a price. Johnson then realizes she has to marry quickly in order to inherit her fortune and settles on soon-to-be-executed convicted killer played by Charles Bickford. DeMille knew how to pack a lot of drama into one film, and this one has it all, which also makes for a stunner of a poster. The film was released both as a silent, to accommodate theaters that did not have the latest sound technology, and as a "talkie," and this copy is from the sound release. The film won an Academy nomination for Art Direction and Joel McCrea has a small role and both Carole Lombard and Randolph Scott are extras. A gorgeous stone litho, the poster has been professionally restored to address a small tack hole in the lower right, two minor ones in the yellow field, a small tack hole in Johnson's neck, and pinholes in the corners. None of these issues are now apparent and this beauty displays extremely well. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    July, 2010
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