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    The Lady From Shanghai (Columbia, 1947). Italian 4 - Folio (55" X 78"). Anselmo Ballester created a masterpiece when he painted the artwork used on this striking poster. Rita Hayworth, as Mrs. Bannister, becomes one of the screen's ultimate femme fatales' as she seduces Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles), an Irish sailor, into a bizarre and convoluted murder plot. Welles directed this film as well as casting his wife, screen beauty Hayworth, in the lead role. Hayworth was known for her auburn hair, but for this role, Welles had her dye her hair blonde. To this day, the film is still considered one of the greatest film noirs ever made. The poster has had the borders airbrushed, there has been some color touch to the fold lines, and there is a tear in the upper center portion of the background. Ballester did the artwork for many of Hayworth's posters, and with this example, he outdid his usual brilliance, capturing her blonde tresses to perfection. This poster is extremely scarce and highly desirable. Very Fine- on Linen.



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    March, 2008
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