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    The Bronze Venus (Toddy Pictures, R-1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Original Title: The Duke is Tops.
    Lena Horne made 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 on this colorful poster. Prior to professional restoration the poster had a tear from the upper border into the Toddy Pictures credit. On the center horizontal fold there was a tear mirrored on both sides, which extended three inches above and below the fold. There was also minor centerpoint wear and slight border fold wear. Very Fine- on Linen.


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