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    Sunnyside (First National, R-1920s). One Sheet (27.25" X 41"). After leaving Mutual Studios in 1919, Charlie Chaplin signed a lucrative deal with First National. In exchange for producing eight two-reelers, which First National would finance and distribute, Chaplin was given virtually unlimited creative control, a situation he had long sought. The result was a series of pictures - many of them feature length - which stand today as some of the finest silent comedies ever brought to the screen. This picture was the third produced under Chaplin's new arrangement in which the comic stars as a lovestruck farmhand pining for the lovely Edna Purviance, a frequent collaborator in Chaplin's best films. Both Charlie and Edna are shown on this gorgeous stone litho one sheet. It had pinholes in the borders and corners, a long tear in the bottom center, a piece missing from the right border, crossfold separations, and tape lifts and light chipping in the borders. The central image area is in superb condition, and professional restoration has resulted in a highly attractive and displayable piece of movie history that you will be proud to own. Fine+ on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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