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    The Girl Habit (Paramount, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    In this charming romantic farce, wealthy playboy Charlie Floyd (Charles Ruggles) is engaged to lovely society girl Lucy Ledyard (Sue Conroy). That should be enough for any man, but Charlie is a natural flirt, leading to a series of complications that includes a gangster's wife (Tamara Geva), a night in jail, an overbearing mother-in-law (Margaret Dumont, famous as the perpetual foil for Groucho Marx), and much more. This picture was Charles Ruggles' first starring role at Paramount. With a career spanning six decades and more than 100 films, Ruggles first appeared on screen in 1915's Hushing the Scandal. He successfully made the transition to sound films, and worked steadily throughout the years, his final appearance being in a 1968 episode of The Danny Thomas Show prior to his death in 1970. He is perhaps best remembered as Major Horace Applegate, the big game hunter, in the classic comedy Bringing Up Baby (1938), which starred Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn. This dynamite stone litho one sheet features a befuddled Ruggles surrounded by multiple profiles of his lady loves. This extremely rare poster has undergone expert professional restoration to address one small chip in the "T" in "Habit," and one on the left side, as well as pinholes in the corners. Additionally, approximately one half inch of missing paper in the top border has been replaced. The result is a brilliant gem of a poster, ready to take its rightful place as the showpiece of your collection. From the Berwick Discovery. Fine+ on Linen.

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