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    A Hero of the Big Snows (Warner Brothers, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A.
    When Lee Duncan found a shell-shocked puppy in the trenches of a World War I battlefield and brought the poor pooch home, he could little have known that the dog would become one of the greatest movie stars of the silent era, the legendary Rin-Tin-Tin. Rinty, as he was affectionately known, is credited with saving Warner Brothers from bankruptcy in the studio's early days, and would star in nearly thirty films between 1922 and 1931, as well as in three different radio shows. After the original dog's death in 1932 - reportedly in the arms of star Jean Harlow - his offspring, Rin-Tin-Tin Jr., took over and appeared in films for a number of years thereafter. Heritage is pleased to present for the first time the stone litho Style A one sheet featuring this pawed performer. It has small cross fold separations, vertical creasing, and a tiny bottom left corner bend. The poster has retained remarkable color saturation and represents a rare, special piece of cinematic history. Folded, Very Fine.


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    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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