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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is seminal film noir, as a hit-man named Raven (Alan Ladd) is bent on revenge against a man who paid him in hot cash for a job he did. Along the way, he meets Ellen (Veronica Lake) who forms an uneasy alliance with him. Ladd, as the cruel protagonist, received fourth billing on the film, but was the true star of the picture. For Lake, this was the second film she made sporting her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle which soon became her trademark. "This Gun for Hire" was also the first pairing of Ladd and Lake, a duo that would become icons of the film noir genre. The one sheet for this film is considered one of the most important, best graphically designed, posters of the entire hobby. There are pinholes, fold wear in the lower horizontal fold line, a tape stain in the lower right border, and chips with paper loss in the top border that extends slightly into the lettering in "Robert." The defects did not affect the artwork and have been addressed with professional restoration. These beautiful one sheets rarely turn up anymore, so don't let this one get away. Fine on Linen.



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    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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