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    The Bronze Venus (Toddy Pictures, R-1943). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Lena Horne had her screen debut in 1938 with the release of the all-black musical, The Duke is Tops. In 1943 after her great successes in Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather, the film was re-titled The Bronze Venus with Horne prominently featured in the ad campaign. In a typical backstage story, Horne plays a small-time singer torn between two men, her old friend and co-star Duke (Ralph Cooper), and slick talent scout Marshall (Monte Hawley) who promises her the Big Time. Horne is effervescent in her youthful beauty and charm and it's reflected here in this colorful poster which is in nice condition. There are corner pinholes, mild centerpoint separations, small tape on the reverse, and slight edge wear in the bottom border with small tears. The poster has been trimmed on both side borders by only a fraction of an inch but still apparent. A great example of this uncommon poster. Fine.


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    July, 2010
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