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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.25" X 41"). William Rose Artwork. From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
    A rare find for collectors, this is one of the best and most sought after posters of its genre, and it's no wonder why with such a great image to match an equally great movie. Jacques Tourneur's thrilling crime drama is, without a doubt, a defining classic of the entire film noir catalogue. Robert Mitchum's fantastic performance as the hard-boiled private eye trying to escape his troubled past is further bolstered by Jane Greer's dangerously alluring femme fatale, as well as a delightfully sadistic Kirk Douglas. To add the finishing touch, Nicholas Musuraca's shadowy cinematography pairs off perfectly with the film's dark and tangled story, a tale courtesy of Daniel Mainwaring's gritty novel, Build My Gallows High. A scarce poster always of major interest to collectors whenever offered, this one sheet has received corrections to slight fold wear, fold separations, and small chips, including a couple in the middle and lower crossfolds. A few of the chips in the lower border have splices applied and the one in Jane Greer's dress also has touchup applied. Still visible are a few tears, some of the pinholes, and a graphite marking below Rhonda Fleming's credit. The paper below the lower fold was shifted ever so slightly to the right during restoration, but this is barely perceptible and does not affect the one sheet's impressive display.

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    March, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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