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    Fang and Claw (RKO, 1935). French Double Grande (62.5" X 90.75").
    One of several documentary features of the 1930s starring and narrated by Frank "Bring 'Em Back Alive" Buck, Fang and Claw used footage taken from his African and Asian expeditions. Buck details his various methods of trapping exotic animals featured in his traveling circus. Not surprisingly, by this time audiences were tiring of the ardently self-promoting Buck, and his casual racist remarks regarding his native helpers don't stand up well with today's viewers. The few posters for the film that have surfaced are quite beautiful, giving full credit to the magnificence of the animal kingdom. One such example is the absolutely awe-inspiring stone litho French double grande format. Heritage has sold a few Australian daybills from the picture, but this poster is on a whole different level. For a piece this large, signs of wear are limited. Touchup has been applied to writing/stamp above "Frank Buck," fold wear, and crossfold chips. There is a small sliver shaped stain in the bottom border. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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