Bullet Proof (Universal, 1920). Good/Very Good on Linen.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionBullet Proof (Universal, 1920). Good/Very Good on Linen. One Sheet (27.5" X 40").
Harry Carey, the iconic cowboy of the silent screen, stands against a target backdrop and lives up to the film's title as he is impervious to the shots that have ben fired at him. Maybe the film's title had a personal meaning for Carey as well. By 1920, the films of Harry Carey and the other major cowboy of the era (William S. Hart) had become "passe." They had stressed realism in their productions. But with the appearance of Tom Mix at Fox Studios, Westerns took on a "flashier" quality and Universal Studios president Carl Laemmle wanted this look for his Westerns as well. Hoot Gibson, who had started in the movies playing a sidekick to Carey, became the Western star on the Universal lot with John Ford directing. Even though it was Harry Carey who gave Ford his start at Universal, Ford and Carey would part ways, and Ford would take the reigns of Gibson's early efforts. To this day, Carey is respected as one of the pioneers of the Western cowboy image on screen and is truly "bullet proof." The poster looks great after professional corrections to edge and fold wear, fold separations, pinholes, and tears into the interior. There was chipping in the borders and folds, as well as bits of paper loss in the interior. The borders have been airbrushed to restore an uneven trim at the edges, which did not approach the printed area. Good/Very Good on Linen.
Estimate: $2,000 - up.
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