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    Du Barry was a Lady (MGM, 1943). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D. Cole Porter's racy musical was cleaned up and sanitized by MGM, who cast stars Red Skelton, Lucille Ball, and Gene Kelly in the lead roles. Skelton plays Louis Blore, a men's room attendant in a New York nightclub who longs for beautiful showgirl May Daly (Ball) who is, in turn, in love with penniless dancer Alec Howe (Gene Kelly). When Blore loses consciousness, he dreams that he is King Louis XV, and May is the glamorous Madame Du Barry in a lush, period, Technicolor extravaganza. By the way, this was not only the film debut of actor Zero Mostel, but also the first time Lucy appeared with flaming red hair, the color that would eventually become her trademark. This gorgeous one sheet displays edge wear, light stains in the right and top borders, and crossfold separations, but displays magnificently, with a graceful and elegant image. Very Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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