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    Hard Luck (Metro, 1921). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Buster Keaton's influence on physical comedy is rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin. An acrobatically skillful and psychologically insightful actor, Keaton made dozens of short films and fourteen major silent features. Out of all the two-reelers Keaton made, he said that Hard Luck was his favorite. He claimed that the gutsy "high dive" stunt he performed at the end of the film was the greatest thrill of his life. Signs of handling on this first-time offer from Heritage include small borders tears, surface indentations to the top left, and bits of surface paper loss at the edges. There is also some light smudging and staining in the borders. Slight touchup has been applied to a few scattered pinholes and a tear from the right border into the background. These issues, plus a splice in the lower left corner, all have paper tape on the verso. Many consider this card to be one of the best Keaton lobbies known. Fine+.


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    July, 2018
    28th-29th Saturday-Sunday
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