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    Casablanca (Warner Brothers, 1952). First Post-War Release German A1 (23.5" X 33") Hans Otto Wendt Artwork.
    One of the most honored and beloved American films of all time, this WWII era classic set the standard for romantic spy thrillers. Humphrey Bogart is Rick Blaine, a nightclub owner who's grown tired of wars and the men who fight them. He manages to steer clear of the Nazis until his former lover (Ingrid Bergman) turns up with her husband (Paul Henreid) looking for safe passage to America. A portrait of the stunning Bergman dominates this incredibly scarce poster, accompanied by Dooley Wilson down below, painted by Hans Otto Wendt. Making its debut at Heritage, touchup to this original German A1 has been applied to the folds and pinholes into the borders and interior, including in Bergman's face. There are unobtrusive stains in the borders and corners, which have also been partially addressed. The poster has some mild fold separations, with a noticeable separation at the top of the vertical fold. There are pieces of cellophane tape behind some of the pinholes, and there is a strip of tape along the vertical fold separation. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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    July, 2018
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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