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    Tobacco Road (20th Century Fox, 1941). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style A. From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
    During the height of the Depression, Erskine Caldwell's novel was transformed into one of the longest running Broadway plays in the the history of the theatre. So, it was deemed a natural to turn it into a motion picture as well. The producers needed a great director to handle the material and turned to veteran director John Ford who had just made another Depression era film the year before with The Grapes of Wrath. The film mixed human misery and comedy together and featured a stellar cast including Charley Grapewin and the new starlet Gene Tierney. Light touchup has been applied to fold wear and separation, pinholes, small chips, and a few tears. Some of these issues are not fully addressed, and the poster still shows thin dust shadows, faint stains, and some writing bleedthrough.


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