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    The Last Days of Pompeii (RKO, 1935). Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5").
    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. Touchup (with a slightly reddish cast) has been applied to a small tear in the "o" of "Rathbone," and the "P" of "Pompeii," fold wear, and a top left crease. The linen has been trimmed to the border. Fine+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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