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    A Day at the Races (MGM, 1937). Midget Window Card (8" X 14").
    The Marx Brothers were already major stars by the time they left Paramount, having conquered Broadway and the silver screen. Two of the funniest pictures of their careers, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races, resulted from their move to MGM and association with Irving Thalberg. In the latter, the trio star with a young Maureen O'Sullivan, a woman trying to save her medical facility with the help of a Vet (Groucho) posing as a doctor with his accomplices. Established Marx Brothers artist Al Hirschfeld provides the terrific art for this piece, showcasing playful caricatures of the brothers. Paper from this period in the Marx Brothers' career is highly sought after, and very scarce. The top imprint area of this card has bee professionally replaced, and small tears in the right border have been addressed. Touchup work has been done to the lower border. Fine.


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