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    Casablanca (Warner Bros., R-1948). Fine/Very Fine. Horizontal Italian Photobusta (13.5" X 9.5").
    A first time offer at Heritage, this rare Italian photobusta features Peter Lorre in one of his most famous roles, that of Signor Ugarte. Though his part in this classic film may not have lasted long, comparatively speaking, he sets up the major mechanism for the entirety of the plot and in doing so embedded himself in Hollywood's collective memory as the sleazy criminal. Few examples have ever surfaced from the R-1948 photobusta set, making this piece an item of particular interest to fans of classic cinema. It has such indications of use as light edge wear, pinholes, small creases, and very minor tears and paper lifts. Also present is a minute chip in the bottom left corner, a faint ink stamp in the lower right, and toning. It presents well overall with the central image clear of most defects, a prize to be sure for collectors.


    Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.

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    Auction Info

    Bidding Begins Approx.
    February
    28th Friday
    Auction Dates
    March
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
    Proxy Bidding Begins Approx.
    30 Days
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