Ball of Fire (RKO, 1941). Fine/Very Fine on Linen....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBall of Fire (RKO, 1941). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. Three Sheet (41" X 79.5").
The master director of screwball comedies, Howard Hawks, directs this marvelous film with a script by Billy Wilder and Charles Brackett. A professor (Gary Cooper) is writing a dictionary of American slang, and uses Sugarpuss O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck) as his eloquent subject. Paper for the title is exceptionally scarce and this is only the second three sheet we have had the pleasure to present, making it an important find for fans of Cooper and Stanwyck. Restoration has addressed tears in the borders, pinholes in the corners, and extended tears within the center of the image. Slight ink bleedthrough of penned writing below the credits is still faintly visible. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.
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