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    The Noose (First National, 1928). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B. From the Collection of Frank Buxton, of which the sale's proceeds will benefit The San Francisco Silent Film Festival.
    This interesting silent era drama stars matinee idol Richard Barthelmess as Nickie Elkins, a two bit crook who murders his hoodlum father in order to save his mother (Alice Joyce) from blackmail. Joyce has just married Governor Bancroft (Robert T. Haines), and now must decide between her husband's political career or her son's life. This beautiful stone litho depicts Joyce's traumatic choice as her son awaits the gallows for murder, but who really wears the noose? Barthelmess or Joyce ? Professional restoration has addressed fold wear and separations, chipping in the borders and folds, and tears in the interior. There was a horizontal tear from the right border to the left that extended through Richard Barthelmess and Lina Basquette's images. Very Good/Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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