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    Out of the Past (RKO, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    How do you create a poster that's as good as the film it represents? First you give it the same shadowed film noir look the film has, and you put your anti-hero in his 1940s fedora hat at just the right angle, with smoke curling up from his cigarette as nonchalantly as the world weary look in his eyes. Then you have him staring at a femme fatale in a alluring pink peignoir set, casually drooping her gun in her hand with an inscrutable air of ..."will I use it or won't I?" And you throw in a clinch scene at the bottom with the "good" girl, to show he's trying to go straight. And if you're a collector, you wait patiently for this brilliant one sheet to surface. Restoration has worked its magic on this highly sought poster, with a bit of color enhancement and touchup to the folds. Missing paper has been replaced in the top border, which has been smoothed over with light airbrushing, as have small tears in the top border and small chips in the right and left border. Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2016
    30th-31st Saturday-Sunday
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