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    The Bronze Venus (Toddy Pictures, R-1945). One Sheet (27" X 41") Originally released as The Duke is Tops (Million Dollar Productions, 1938). The Bronze Venus was a re-titled and slightly re-edited version of The Duke is Tops, an all-black musical that was the screen debut of lovely Lena Horne. The re-issue was done to capitalize on her subsequent success in Cabin in the Sky and Stormy Weather. 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. Complications ensue. Horne is effervescent in her youthful beauty and charm. Said beauty is certainly the centerpiece of this alluring one sheet, which highlight Ms. Horne. The poster is in great shape, with fold wear and crossfold separations being the only real issue; professional restoration has rendered these virtually invisible, though the linen has been trimmed the the paper edge. A fantastic example of this uncommon poster. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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    November, 2008
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