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    A Bill of Divorcement (RKO, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). Katharine Hepburn made her film debut in this movie that was based on a play by Clemence Dane. Hepburn's mother in the film, Billie Burke, is set to divorce her husband (John Barrymore) who has been institutionalized for many years. But when Barrymore escapes from his asylum and returns home, Burke is then put in the precarious situation of having to choose between her mentally ill husband or her new love, Paul Cavanaugh. There are several areas of paper loss along the borders, small tears and pinholes. The poster has had professional conservation and restoration that have rendered these defects very difficult to see. This beautiful large format stone litho poster displays an absolutely stunning image of "The Great Profile," John Barrymore who gives one of the best performances of his career in this film. Historically, this film is remembered as being the great Kate Hepburn's first film, which incidentally was directed by George Cukor who would later go on to direct her in such classics as "Little Women," "Holiday," and "Philadelphia Story." Posters for this film have always been known to be rare. To our knowledge, this is the only time this poster has been offered in a public sale. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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