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    Ball of Fire (Century Pictures, Late-1940s). First Post-War Release Trimmed Belgian (14.25" X 19.25").
    Howard Hawks directed this lively farce that stars Gary Cooper as Professor Bertram Potts, a specialist in language who sets out to refine the encyclopedia entries he's writing by studying current slang. This leads him to vivacious nightclub singer Sugarpuss O'Shea (Barbara Stanwyck), who sees the professor and his colleagues as a way to escape her gangster boyfriend Joe Lilac (Dana Andrews). Never before offered at Heritage, this first post-war release Belgian features a steamy image of our two leads that's just a tad more salacious than most other posters for the film. It has been lightly touched up at the folds, and there is a snipe for Gene Krupa in the credit area. The poster's imprint area had been trimmed along the edge of the background and Stanwyck's hair, with an upper border added underneath during restoration. Fine+ on Linen.


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    November, 2018
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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