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    The Son of the Sheik (United Artists, 1926). Window Card (14" X 22"). In his very last film before his premature death at the age of 31, the Latin lover Rudolph Valentino gave one of his best performances. He was cast in two roles, that of the older sheik and his son Ahmed, and the film was a vast improvement over the original "The Sheik", filmed in 1922. This incredible window card features Valentino wearing the traditional kefiyah of the desert, embracing his love, the dancing girl Yasmin (Vilma Banky) amidst a backdrop of minarets. In many ways, this stone lithograph window card is a much more passionate poster than the sought after one sheet. Stone litho window cards are very rare and were only made during the silent era. Later on, as the process became much more expensive, stone lithography was discontinued on the window card and reserved for one sheets. The colors on this example are very bold. It was folded in half and there is some wear on the fold at the ends. The borders show a bit of chipping on the white color and there is also some minor tears and creasing. Very Good+.

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