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    One Night in the Tropics (Universal, 1940 & 1950). One Sheet (27" X 41") and Reissue Lobby Card (11" X 14"). What began as a typical Universal programmer, cast with reliable stock players, became one of the most significant films in the history of comedy, as it was the first feature film appearance of legendary funnymen Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, who had previously gained fame on radio. When the film was reissued in 1950, about 20 minutes were cut from the running time to give A&C proportionally more screen time. Offered here is a lovely original release Universal one sheet and a Realart reissue lobby card. The unrestored one sheet shows fold wear with separation, pinholes in the corners, edge wear, paper tape on the reverse, a 3" x 1" piece missing from the bottom left corner. The lobby card, which offers a lovely image of Abbott and Costello, has a tear in the lower right, pinholes in the corners and at the bottom center, light edge wear, creasing, and light scuffing. This is a lot that no fan of classic comedy will want to pass up. Very Good/Fine.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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