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    Spartacus (Universal International, 1960). Promotional Ad Proofs (5) (11" X 14").
    Here is a very rare set of promotional advertising proofs printed on card stock and mocked up for approval for Universal studio executives with art by Reynold Brown and Saul Bass. The three seemingly identical ads differ in that one does not show screenplay credit, one shows credit to Howard Fast (who wrote the novel) and one to Dalton Trumbo, who had been blacklisted because of the "Red Scare" of the early 1950s. Kirk Douglas insisted Trumbo be given screen credit and his name was restored to the credits for the first time since the blacklisting. One card has a bend in the top left corner. These very scarce proofs were rescued from oblivion by a former Universal employee. Very Fine+.

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