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    Man on the Flying Trapeze (Paramount, 1935). Window Card (14" X 22").
    William Claude "W.C." Dukenfield (Fields) began his show business career at an early age, and by 21 he was headlining as a vaudeville juggler and touring both in America and overseas. In 1906, he debuted on Broadway in the musical comedy The Ham Tree. Fields transitioned to film in 1915, but not until 1924 did he fully commit to becoming a movie star. His perfect comedic timing, both onscreen and on radio, where he waged his popular, ongoing radio feud with Charlie McCarthy, made him one of the iconic personalities of the Golden Age of Hollywood. This bright, very appealing and rare window card is filled with fun images of Ambrose Wolfinger's (Fields) escapades after he tells a little "white lie" to get out of work. The poster was folded, and the top has had the upper white imprint area replaced. Restoration has addressed light surface paper loss in the center, and a vertical crease in the credits, and the poster now shows very nicely. Fine/Very Fine on Cardstock.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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