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    The Great Air Robbery (Universal, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was the second film to star daredevil airman Ormer Locklear, the fearless stuntpilot who was the first to practice the art of wingwalking. A brilliant aviator and a born showman, Locklear defied the odds time and again, as he did things that others claimed were impossible, things like transferring from one plane to another during flight, flying at night (in the days before instrumentation), or climbing from a speeding car to a plane above by means of a rope ladder. Often imitated but never equaled, Locklear became the toast of the town in silent-era Hollywood, hobnobbing with the great and powerful, and well on his way to becoming a top star. Tragically, during the filming of this picture's climactic stunt, a series of miscommunications resulted in a crash that killed the great pilot at the too-early age of 29. This stunning stone litho one sheet, featuring Locklear's beautiful co-star, Francelia Billington - who had a substantial motion picture career between 1912 and 1930 - is a wonderful piece from a great adventure film. It had a tear in the top border that goes into the image area, minor edge tears with chips, tearing at the vertical fold line in the bottom portion, pinpoint crossfold separations, a small piece missing from the bottom center border, and a small hole in the bottom right, but superb professional restoration has rendered these flaws virtually invisible, making this a rare treasure that you will be proud to own and display. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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