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    Doughboys (MGM, 1930). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Comedic genius Buster Keaton made the transition to talking pictures in 1930 with Free and Easy, and soon followed with this film, which has Keaton playing a wealthy scion who accidentally signs up for duty during World War I. Based partly on Keaton's own stint in France during the Great War, and filled with iconic scenes of him marching to the beat of his own drum, this is one of Keaton's best films for MGM. Popular leading lady Sally Eilers co-stars as his love interest, and the two are featured in a charming portrait on this rare half sheet -- the other version that we've sold before shows only Keaton. It's hard to believe this special find has survived over eight decades with very little wear. The poster showed light stains in the "E" of "Keaton" and small holes across the center line and in "Buster", but has been cleaned, pressed and airbrushing applied to the borders. It's been restored to nearly-new condition. Rolled, Fine+.


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    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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