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    This Gun for Hire (Paramount, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This Gun for Hire easily reigns as the standard by which all other film noirs are measured. It was 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. Ladd is sensational as a hit man who seeks revenge against a man who double crossed him, and teams with Lake in an uneasy alliance. This highly coveted one sheet prominently features Lake, on the cusp of super-stardom, staring pointedly out from behind her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle, which would soon became her trademark. Over the years, the one sheet format for this title has remained one of the most sought after in the hobby. The linen has been trimmed up to the border. There has been touchup to the folds, small tears in the border at the folds, a small hole in the bottom left blue background, and a tiny chip in the bottom border. A square chip in each of the corners has been replaced. Fine+ on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    November, 2015
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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