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    Blackmail (British International Pictures, 1929). Australian Daybill (15" X 40").
    Considered by most to be the first British talkie and directed by the man who would become one of the country's most famous exports, Alfred Hitchcock, the film has taken on legendary status. But with poster collectors, the scarcity of material from this film's first release is even more legendary! We offered a U.S. lobby card last July which sold for $14,340. This beautiful Australian daybill is one of the only very few large posters in existance for this film. Done in beautiful stone lithography and printed by W.E. Smith in Sydney with artwork by Charles H. Barrie, this poster is assuredly a rare find for the Hitchcock completist. There were three chips in the borders and wear to both fold lines but is otherwise completely intact and has been magnificently conserved on linen. Fine+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2010
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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