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    Reaching for the Moon (United Artists, 1930). One Sheet (28" X 42"). This Depression-influenced comedy stars Douglas Fairbanks as a financier whose setbacks are driving him to drink, much to the consternation of valet Edward Everett Horton. This witty comedy (which began as an Irving Berlin musical until all but one song was excised) co-stars Bebe Daniels and includes a Berlin score and an early performance by Bing Crosby as a member of the Whiteman Rhythm Boys. This unusual duotone one sheet features many major stars of the day giving their thoughts on the film and must be the early predecessor to the review style one sheet. Charlie Chaplin, Gloria Swanson, Al Jolson, Joan Crawford and even Doug Fairbanks, Jr. are quoted in their "Western Union" telegrams. The poster is printed on a slightly heavier stock paper and is slightly oversized. It has several small tears in the centerpoint and some wear in the center vertical fold. Fine/Very Fine.

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    November, 2005
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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