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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Considered the prevailing standard of film noir gold, This Gun for Hire marks the first pairing of Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake, a duo that would become icons of the genre. The film was so popular that both of their careers exploded and the pair became an on-screen team that were featured together in several other pictures. A minor actor at the time, Ladd's sensational performance as a vengeful hit man eclipsed that of Robert Preston's protagonist, giving Ladd top billing in future reissues of the film. This highly acclaimed poster prominently features Lake on the cusp of super-stardom with her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle, which would soon became her trademark. Over the years, the one sheet format for this title has consistently remained one of the most sought after in the hobby. This particular copy has benefitted from professional restoration to fold wear and separation, creases, pinholes, and small tears and chips in the borders and folds. The edges were once trimmed by 0.25" to 0.5" on all sides, but this has been replaced during restoration. The poster now presents beautifully and would be a classic addition to any collection.




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    November, 2020
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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