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    Duck Soup (Pathé, 1927). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    This wonderful three sheet showing Stan Laurel in drag is the only known poster we are aware of for this very early team effort of what many consider to be the greatest comedy team of the early sound era, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The film was considered lost for nearly fifty years, until a print was discovered in 1974. It was previously thought by film scholars that the comedians barely shared any scenes, but in fact they appear as a team throughout the entire picture, Hardy sporting an unshaven chin and top hat. In the next few films in their careers, the team worked together as separate performers and not working as a double act, before their potential as a team was used again, notably in Do Detectives Think? (1927), another Hal Roach two-reeler. Why this poster only mentions Madeline Hurlock in the credits is anybodies' guess, but we're glad it has survived. This poster had fold wear with chips and tears and chips within the border. There were pinholes in the corners. Professional conservation has restored the poster to its original beauty. Get this historic poster now as it is the only copy known. Fine+ on Linen.


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    March, 2012
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