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    Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934). Fine- on Linen. Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This was the second film in the MGM Tarzan series and is considered by most Tarzan enthusiasts to be the best. This film was also the only one in which Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) wore bikini-like attire (and no attire at all during the now famous skinny-dipping scene), which raised the eyebrows of censors everywhere as well as the heartbeats of young teenage boys. Irving Thalberg, head of production at MGM, insisted on sparing no expense on the Tarzan series with Johnny Weissmuller. Thus the first two films cost approximately one million dollars each to produce, an astounding sum during the height of the Depression. Restoration has addressed edge and fold wear, pinholes, small border chips, and tears. The lower right corner extending into the "e" has been reattached, and the folds were once completely separated. The poster's title and borders have been airbrushed. Post-restoration wear includes some cracking in the airbrushing and moderate wear at the edges. The linen is trimmed to the border. Fine- on Linen.


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