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    A Night at the Opera (MGM, 1935). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    After five classic films at Paramount, the Marx Brothers moved over to MGM, where they were afforded bigger budgets and slicker production values. But the quality of the comedy remains constant, and most fans hail this as one of their masterpieces. In this screwball comedy classic the brothers invade the high society world of opera with devastating, yet hilarious results. Brother Zeppo by this time had left the acting business, but Groucho, Chico, and Harpo combined their talents and turned in one of their best comedic performances. The great character sketch artist Al Hirschfeld drew the Marx Brothers for the first time to advertise this film and the half sheet prominently features the artist's superb caricature of each brother. Making its Heritage debut, this very rare format has retained vibrant color and shows minimal handling. There is a tear and some wrinkling in the right border and pinholes in the corners. This poster is in fabulous unrestored condition and as clean as any half sheet we have ever seen from this period. Rolled, Very Fine+.




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