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    A Night at the Opera (MGM, R-1948). Insert (14" X 36").
    After running amuck on the Paramount lot during the early 1930s, the Marx Brothers contracts weren't renewed by their parent studio, as the studio couldn't figure out how to control them. The boys didn't have to look for a new studio for long and quickly took up new residence at MGM. Their first project was a stab at society (as usual) and their hi-brow attitudes and appreciation for all things classical-- including Opera. To this day, A Night at the Opera is considered the Marx Brothers masterpiece of irreverent humor. This insert is from the first reissue of the film in 1948 and has been paper-backed. It had been folded and there is slight color touch-up to the fold lines and in the letters of "A Night". There was a chip off of the lower left corner, and a tear on the left that extended into the yellow background. There was also some color touch-up to the purple background. The poster also features caricature art by Al Hirschfeld and an inset depicts the "Stateroom Scene", perhaps the funniest moment ever put on film. Fine+ on Paper.


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