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    The African Queen (United Artists, 1952). Autographed Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Based on the novel by C. S. Forester and set during World War I, this is the story of grizzled, gin-swilling steamer captain Charlie Allnut (Humphrey Bogart) who offers to take stranded prim-and-proper missionary Rose Sayer (Katharine Hepburn) back to civilization. Their peaceful trip downriver soon turns into a harrowing adventure, however, when they hatch a plot to destroy a German gunboat. This exceptional title card, boldly signed by director John Huston, has pinholes in the corners and in the image area, soiling in the bottom right corner, and foxing in the borders, but is, overall, a beautiful and highly desirable piece. From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar-winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980 until 1985 when sadly it closed. Sammy Cahn helped Artie Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. Fine/Very Fine.


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