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    Gang Smashers (Million Dollar Distributing Co., 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Nina Mae McKinney was known in Europe as the Black Garbo. Her beauty and talent got her cast in the MGM/ King Vidor musical, Hallelujah, released in 1929. She signed a five year contract with MGM and was cast in only two films one of which she never appeared in but supplied the signing voice for Jean Harlow. However her starring role in Hallelujah gave Nina Mae McKinney the opportunity to appear in a number of all-Black cast films, including Sanders of the River, Dark Waters and this, considered one of her best. It is a depression era story about an undercover police woman who poses as a nightclub entertainer to catch the main man behind the racketeers going on around Harlem. This lovely condition one sheet has just minor edge wear. The linen has been trimmed to the edge of the poster. This is a rare and lovely poster from the days of a separate cinema. Very Fine- on Linen.


    Estimate: $1,200 - up.

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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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