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    42nd Street (Warner Brothers, 1933). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Although the plot has become something of a cliche; (a young girl, hoping for fame, takes over the show when the lead actress becomes sick and goes on to achieve her dreams) this was the film that started it all and would become one of the biggest hits of the Depression era. And although it was directed by flair by Lloyd Bacon, it was the dance choreographer Busby Berkeley who achieved the greatest success as director by creating some of the most amazing (and imitated) dance sequences in screen history. Warner Baxter starred as the show's producer and Ruby Keeler portrayed the young ingénue who takes over the lead role when Bebe Daniels breaks her ankle. This was good as the musical would ever get from this era and for that reason, all of the posters produced from the film are eagerly collected. This window card has been rebacked and has had restoration via airbrushing throughout. There is still a bit of a crack in the upper left corner. Very Good on Cardstock.

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