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    Across the Footlights (Universal, 1915). One Sheet (27.5" X 41.25"). The director of this short drama, Burton L. King, is perhaps most remembered for helming two of Harry Houdini's films: The Master Mystery (1920) the great magician's only serial, and The Man from Beyond (1922). This striking stone litho poster is backed with muslin, as was the practice at the time, as posters were returned with the film to the film exchanges to be used over and over again in other venues. It has some foldwear and crossfold separation, some scuffing and tearing in the title area, and a small tear in the upper center, but is in remarkable condition considering its age. Any fan of silent cinema will be proud to own this gem, as it is an extremely rare example (it might very well be the only remaining copy) from Universal Pictures' earliest days. Very Good/Fine on Muslin.

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