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    Charlie McCarthy, Detective (Universal, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Radio may not seem like the ideal medium for ventriloquism, but it was just that for Edgar Bergen and his smarty pants wooden dummy Charlie McCarthy. The duo enjoyed a tremendous surge in popularity on the Chase and Sanborn radio show, leading Warner Brothers to re-release the series of early sound shorts Bergen made for their studio in the early 1930s. Charlie tries his hand at sleuth work, complete with his best Sherlock Holmes attire, which can be seen on this rare poster. Prior to restoration, this piece showed cross fold separation, and small chips in the borders, none of which lessen its overall fantastic appeal. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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