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    Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932). Special One Sheet (25" X 38"). Marlene Dietrich was the very essence of cinematic eroticism. Her complete mesmerizing effect totally enhanced by the beautifully shaded black and white photography by director Josef von Sternberg. Offered in this lot is a true find. One of the only known copies of a "Color Print Enlargement - Like A Painting in Oils" as it is listed in the original 1932 pressbook. This was a special 'one sheet' available to theatres for the lobby. Actually, it was a beautifully produced art print of a Charles Lennox Wright II painting. Wright was a very fine painter who studied with William Merritt Chase and illustrated movie posters for RKO in the 1920's and 30's. He interestingly enough chose the strict interpretation of "Venus" , the "Goddess of Love," as his inspiration for the painting. There has been older linenbacking to address a vertical tear that runs the entire length of the poster, and minor wrinkles and surface scuffs. Get this poster now as once this copy sells another is not likely to be found. Fine- on Linen.

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    July, 2007
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