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    Society Scandal (Paramount, 1924). Pre-War Belgian (24" X 30.5 "). Gloria Swanson was transformed in the early 1920s from a Mack Sennett comedienne into a lively, provocative, even predatory, star by the legendary Cecil B. DeMille. Man maven Swanson collected husbands (seven) and lovers (?) and led a lifestyle that still intrigues fans to this day. This beauty of a poster is an original 1924 pre-war Belgian poster of which few have survived. During the war years, when paper was in short supply, German maps were printed on the backs of posters. But many more were used and discarded, or cut into pieces for smaller sized maps. This one, luckily escaped such use. Restoration has been performed for edge wear with small tears, an extra horizontal fold, paper loss from a tape pull on the reverse in the top left border, and a diagonal crease in the bottom left. This lovely portrait of Swanson at the height of her powers depicts her, appropriately, paired with a preening peacock. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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