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    A Night at the Opera (MGM, R-Mid 1940s). Belgian (11" X 16").
    After five classic films at Paramount, the Marx Brothers moved over to MGM, where they were afforded bigger budgets and slicker production values. But the quality of the comedy remained constant, and most fans hail this as one of their masterpieces. In this screwball comedy classic, the Brothers invade the high society world of opera with devastating, yet hilarious results. Featuring some great Hirschfeld-esque caricatures of the troublesome trio, this stone litho poster shows creasing, pinholes in the corners, small tears and stains in the borders, and a tax stamp to the upper right. Paper tape on the verso has repaired a slight tear in the upper left border, another in Groucho's face, and one in the "X" of "Marx." Light touchup has been applied to some of the creases and tears. Produced at the end of the war when paper was scarce, this Belgian was printed on the back of a poster for the 1938 film Olympia Part One: Festival of Nations. Folded, Fine+.


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    November, 2017
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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