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    The Gaucho (United Artists, 1927). Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14"). Douglas Fairbanks began his film career in a series of light romantic comedies, but it was when he discovered his talent for swashbuckling adventure, in such films as The Mark of Zorro, Robin Hood, and The Black Pirate, that he achieved true superstardom. This film is cut from that same adventurous cloth, featuring Fairbanks as the leader of a band of outlaws who eventually sees the light and turns against the leaders of a corrupt government. This is Fairbanks at the height of his fame, made additionally noteworthy by the first screen appearance of the lovely Lupe Velez. Both lobby cards offered here present wonderful images of Fairbanks. The card featuring him and Velez alone has pinholes in the image area, slight edge wear at the top border, a crease in the top right, and light corner bumps, while the card showing the pair with a group of gauchos shows staple holes in the corners, light smudging, and very minor corner bumps. Both are superb examples of a legendary artist at the top of his game. Fine/Very Fine.

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