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    Oh Doctor! (Paramount, 1917). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Horizontal French Grande (47" X 62.75").
    History was made by the chance meeting in March 1917 when Buster Keaton was walking down Broadway and was introduced to Fatty Arbuckle. Arbuckle was at the peak of his popularity, second only to Charlie Chaplin. Keaton was 21 years old, and had just left his family's comedy act, and was looking for something new. Arbuckle knew of Keaton and gave him a scene in his latest short. In one take, Keaton impressed Arbuckle with his slapstick timing, and his film career began. Oh Doctor is the fifth collaboration between the pair. Keaton plays Arbuckle's son, who is kicked around by him. This rare and colorful stone litho French poster has had partial touchup to address fold wear, edge wear with chips, bleedthrough from pen marks on the verso, and stains. The rarity of this wonderful poster cannot be over-empathized, as two World Wars created paper shortages in France, so most posters were destroyed. Don't miss your chance to acquire a true poster gem for one of the greatest comedy team-ups in filmdom.


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