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    The Lost Weekend (Paramount, 1945). Three Sheet (41" X 79.5").
    Earning the Oscar for Best Picture, Best Director and Best Screenplay for Billy Wilder, this cinematic progression of self destruction is one of the earliest films to poignantly portray the ravages of alcoholism. Ray Milland won Best Actor for his nuanced and gripping performance as writer Don Birnam on a devastating weekend bender, while Jane Wyman gives a talented portrayal of Birnam's long suffering girlfriend, Helen. With key scenes from the film and a portrait of the tormented Milland, this three sheet would be an eye catching addition to any collection. Prior to restoration, there were a couple of pinholes in the lower background, a tear in the top border and another tear from the right border into the background, small chips in the upper middle and right background crossfolds, and touchup has been applied to the folds and borders with a few small tears. There was some paper loss along the vertical fold at the bottom of the top panel, and the linen has been trimmed to the borders with some slight irregularities at the paper's edges. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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