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    Beau Brummel (Warner Brothers, 1924). One Sheet (26.5" X 40.5") Style A.
    As dapper as ever, John Barrymore stars in the title role as Britain's iconic 18th century dandy. Due to his magnificent clothing, style, and quick wit, Brummel becomes a fast favorite of the Prince of Wales and, of course, with the ladies. Irene Rich and Carmel Myers play two of the alluring women surrounding him, yet his heart belongs to the beautiful, unobtainable Lady Margery Avanley (played by 17-year-old Mary Astor, who carried on a most passionate affair with her leading man during the filming). The arrogant Brummel falls from grace after insulting the Prince and refuses to apologize. The final scenes of Brummel in an asylum, dressed in rags, but with still enough pride to turn away his true love rather than allow her to throw her life away on him are classic Barrymore. His performance was highly praised upon the film's release, and remains one of the best film performances of his career. This gorgeous stone litho portrait poster has undergone restoration, and once showed fold wear, tears in the borders and interior, and a diagonal crease to the upper right. The borders had paper loss and some staining, which have been skillfully repaired. Professional conservation has brought the poster back to its magnificent beauty. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


    Estimate: $6,000 - $12,000.

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