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    Marriage of Molly-O (Triangle, 1916). Swedish Linocut One Sheet (23.5" X 35").
    Mae Marsh began her film career working for Mack Sennett and D.W. Griffith. Her first leading role was as the bare-legged prehistoric girl in Man's Genesis (1912). By 1913 Mae was being groomed as the successor to Mary Pickford. She appeared in Griffith's The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Intolerance: Love's Struggle Throughout the Ages (1916). During the 1920s Mae did a handful of movies in Hollywood and England, but was mostly retired. It was not until Wall Street crashed in 1929 and ensuing Great Depression that she returned full-time to the screen, because, like many others, Marsh was wiped out financially. She worked steadily in movies during the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s and became a favorite of director John Ford. Marsh appeared in many of his films, such as The Grapes of Wrath (1940), How Green Was My Valley (1941), My Darling Clementine (1946), and The Quiet Man (1952). Marriage of Molly-O was one Marsh's early films, co-starring Robert Harron. This very rare art deco inspired poster was created for the Swedish release of the film, and was produced using the Linocut printmaking technique, a variant of woodcut in which a sheet of linoleum (sometimes mounted on a wooden block) is used for the relief surface. A design is cut into the linoleum surface and the sheet is inked with a roller called a brayer, and then impressed onto paper. Although linoleum as a floor covering dates to the 1860s, the linocut printing technique was used first by the artists of Die Brücke in Germany between 1905 and 1913 where it had been similarly used for wallpaper printing. They initially described these prints as woodcuts, which sounded more respectable. Linocut Swedish posters are seldom found, as only a very few were produced over a short period of time. The poster has a few light creases and edge wear along the bottom, but is otherwise in excellent condition. Folded, Very Fine+.


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