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    Check and Double Check (RKO, 1930). Fine/Very Fine. Trimmed Jumbo Lobby Card (14.25" X 17").
    From the 1920s through the 1950s, white comedians Charles Correll and Freeman Gosden wrote and voiced the wildly popular Amos 'n' Andy radio show set in Manhattan's historic black community of Harlem. In 1930, Correll and Gosden decided to take their show to the big screen, and rather than hire black actors, the duo played the title characters in blackface. Box office results for the picture were average, and many found the blackface aspect unsettling. It would be the only feature film appearance for the beloved, long-running radio characters. Paper from this film does not surface often, and Heritage is presenting this jumbo lobby card for the first time, only having offered one other jumbo lobby card once before. Indications of handling include slight edge wear, small corner creases, and a few minor tears. There seems to be a slight hand-trims on the side edges.


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    November, 2019
    23rd-24th Saturday-Sunday
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