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    Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932). Special One Sheet (25" X 38").
    Marlene Dietrich was known for her "bedroom eyes" and the painting for this poster promoted that look. This was her fourth American film and was directed by her mentor Josef von Sternberg. Offered in this lot is one of the copies of a "Color Print Enlargement - Like A Painting in Oils," as it's 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 1920s and 30s. He, interestingly enough, chose the strict interpretation of "Venus, the "Goddess of Love," as his inspiration for the painting. We sold another copy of this magnificently rare poster for almost $3900 in 2007 and we are pleasantly surprised that another has appeared. This poster is completely unrestored and has some wear to the borders. Fine/Very Fine.


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