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    A Day at the Races (MGM, 1937). Pre-War Belgian (24" X 33.25").
    By the time the Marx Brothers left Paramount after Duck Soup, they were already major stars, having conquered both Broadway and the silver screen. Their subsequent move to MGM, and their all-too-brief association with director Irving Thalberg, resulted in two of the funniest pictures of their careers, A Night at the Opera and A Day at the Races. Thalberg died soon after shooting began on this picture, and many critics, as well as Groucho himself, thought that the Marx Brothers' films were never again quite as good. Featuring some excellent Al Hirschfeld-inspired artwork, this Belgian poster has been backed on linen, but has received no touchup. Signs of handling include edge wear with a minor chip in the left border, a slight stain in the left border, and some mild toning at the edges. Very Fine on Linen.


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