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    Between the Acts (Vitagraph, 1919). One Sheet (28" X 41").
    In dozens of short films, slapstick comedian Larry Semon rivaled Charles Chaplin in popularity during the 1920s. Known for his delightful white-painted face and impish smile, he became a highly paid actor and eventually director. Semon helmed the 1925 version of The Wizard of Oz, in which he also acted as the Scarecrow, with Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man. Sadly, his career was affected by personal problems, and by the time he died at the early age 39, he'd already been hospitalized for a nervous breakdown and was penniless. Offered here is a rare piece from Semon's early days, a stone litho with sumptuous color and fine drawing. For its age, the one sheet is in superb condition, showing only edge wear, faint stains in the borders, and fold separation. Fine/Very Fine.


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