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    The Last Command (Paramount, 1928). Insert (14" X 36").
    In this stirring drama, Emil Jannings plays Grand Duke Sergius Alexander, an aristocrat reduced to poverty during the Russian Revolution. Relocating to Hollywood and earning a scant living as a movie extra, he encounters old enemy Leo Andreyev (William Powell) who is now a successful film director. Andreyev hires Alexander to recreate his downfall in the revolution, a decision that results in a staggering emotional climax. This incredible film captured a Best Actor Oscar for Jannings; the first actor to ever win the legendary award. The film was also directed by Josef von Sternberg who would go on to become one of the most influential directors working in Hollywood. Vivid colors and a striking stone litho image make this insert a treasure of the silent screen era. The poster shows edge wear with border tears, a few scattered pinholes, creases, and a few minor chips at the edges. There is a tear from the left border into the black background, and the verso has pieces of cellophane tape at some creases and tears. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
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