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    Boarding House Blues (All-American Pictures, 1948). Poster (40.5" X 56").
    Directed by Josh Binney, this fantastic vaudeville revue features an all-black cast and stars the terrific Jackie "Moms" Mabley and Dusty Fletcher of "Open the Door, Richard" fame. Mabley, who became successful during the "Harlem Renaissance" performing in clubs, would become famous in the 1960s from her appearances on the Smother Brothers Comedy Hour and other well-known variety shows. A slapstick atmosphere prevails in this film despite the fact that the tenants of Moms' theatrical boarding house in Harlem are about to be evicted by a wicked landlord. The film also stars bandleader Lucky Millinder, Una Mae Carlisle and Marcellus Wilson. This eye-catching large format piece is exceedingly rare as few were printed in this size and fewer survived. It shows only light signs of use, including pinholes in the corners, small edge tears, light stains in the bottom border, fold wear, cross fold separation, and paper tape on the verso along the edges. Printed by the Globe Poster Corp. in Chicago. Fine/Very Fine.


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    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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