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    The Devil's Brother (MGM, 1933). Pre-War Australian Daybill (15" X 37").
    Stan Laurel often stated that of all the Laurel and Hardy films, this one was a top favorite. Set in early eighteenth century Northern Italy, the boys aptly enough play "Stanlio" and "Ollio," the two 18th century bunglers who pose as Fra Diavolo, the singing bandit. When they attempt to rob the real Diavolo, he sets the boys straight, quick! The film is noted for Stan's increasingly rapid game of Earsy-Kneesy-Nosey. This wonderful early Daybill with artwork by Al Hirschfeld, is lovely in its simplicity and featuring a great image of Thelma Todd! The film was released in the U.S. as The Devil's Brother. The poster had some small holes in the image beginning in Laurel's chin and extending into the title box. There was also a hole in Hardy's cheek and some wear within the yellow title box. These issues were expertly restored making for a magnificent display piece. Fine+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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