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    The Black Pirate (United Artists, 1926). Insert (14" X 36"). From the silent era, one of the most spectacular action blockbusters was this film which boasts an experimental early two-strip Technicolor process, making it one of the few color silent films. Douglas Fairbanks stars as a nobleman and sole survivor of a ship seized and blown up by pirates, killing everyone on board, including Fairbanks' father. He vows revenge and subsequently joins the pirate crew, walking a fine line by seeming to aid the pirates while actually protecting potential victims and plotting the pirate's ultimate downfall. The epic co-stars the beautiful Billie Dove at the height of her stardom. The film credits Elton Thomas as the screenwriter which was one of Fairbanks' pseudonyms. This lovely insert has three horizontal folds with some wear and a 2" tear from the lower edge right up to the artwork on the lower part of the poster. The poster has been restored and the entire white fields of the poster have been airbrushed. The poster now displays beautifully. Fine on Paper.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2007
    30th-31st Friday-Saturday
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