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    The Last Days of Pompeii (RKO, 1935). Swedish One Sheet (27" X 41"). The final days of the doomed city of Pompeii are brought to glorious life in this lavish production. Although the movie takes some liberties with historical fact, it is, nonetheless, an epic spectacle and a fine vehicle for legendary star Basil Rathbone as Pontius Pilate. Although the film was initially a box office failure, and had to be paired on a double bill with "King Kong" to make back its investment, it has survived as a true classic, highlighted by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a gripping special effects extravaganza. This Swedish one sheet is an art deco masterpiece, perfectly capturing the climactic eruption. It displays the expected corner pinholes, as well as some light fold wear and small cross fold separation. A small tear at the bottom corner and a small edge tear are the only other problems, but all of these minor issues have been repaired with professional restoration. This is a wonderful piece that will please the most discriminating poster or art collector. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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