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    Ebony Parade (Astor Pictures, 1947). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). We are proud to present one of the most elusive Black Cinema posters. This seldom seen half sheet features portraits of many of the top Black musical performers of the forties: Cab Calloway, Dorothy Dandridge (billed on the poster as 'Daindridge'), the Mills Brothers, Mantan Moreland, and a rare poster appearance by Francine Everett, often billed as "The Most Beautiful Woman in Harlem." Director William Forest Crouch, who gave us the classics Reet, Petite, and Gone and Juke Joint also includes in his terrific cast Pat Flowers, one of the best ever Jazz/Stride piano players, and a historic performance by Vanita Smythe singing "They Raided the Joint." The poster has benefited from excellent paper-backed restoration to address only small chips in the upper right corner, edge wear, and pinholes. Fine on Paper.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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