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    Beauty and the Beast (DisCina, 1946). French Petite (23.5" X 31.5"). A glorious interpretation of the classic fairy tale, this film is director Jean Cocteau's masterpiece. Cocteau, known primarily as a poet and a painter before this film, was hailed as one of the most important and influential French directors after its release, and the film itself hailed as one of the finest French films ever made. Offered here is a beautiful French Petite featuring Jean Marais as the Beast and Josette Day as Belle in a tender embrace. The poster had pinholes in the corners and several in the image area, small edge tears, crossfold separations, a small chip at the center fold, and a replaced top right corner. Professional restoration, including airbrushing of the borders, has been expertly performed, returning a Near Mint appearance to this classic beauty. Fine+ on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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