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    A Day at the Races (MGM, R-1940s). Post-War Release Belgian (11.25 X 16.5").
    After a string of hits at Paramount, the Marx Brothers (Groucho, Harpo, and Chico) left that studio during a contract dispute, and were quickly lured to MGM by producer/wunderkind Irving Thalberg, whom they greatly admired and respected. They first made A Night at the Opera (1935), and followed it up with this film. Unfortunately, during the production, Thalberg died unexpectedly. The brothers, bereft of Thalberg's support, made one picture for RKO and three more for MGM, but Races is considered by many to be the last great Marx Brothers film. This terrific post-war Belgian poster features artwork in the style of Al Hirschfeld, and is in excellent condition. There are two tax stamps in the imprint area and the piece was printed on the back of another poster. The image are is intact with great color and there are no other signs of wear. Very Fine on Linen.


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