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    Opened by Mistake (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    If you've never seen any of the 21 comedy shorts that Thelma Todd and Patsy Kelly made for Hal Roach in the early 1930s, you've missed the funniest female comedy team ever. Not only does their body of work hold up, to a great degree, to this day, some of their shorts are funnier than several noted Laurel and Hardy's. This one's a true comedy gem! If you do nothing other than fast forward to the famous sleeping gas, slow motion fight scene, do yourself a favor. Wonderful and very scarce short subject one sheet, and one that cleverly illustrates the clear subtext of their relationship. There are some slight misfolds, light fold wear with small center point separations, and some tape on the folds on the verso. Fine/Very Fine.


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    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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