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    The Habit of Happiness (Triangle, 1916). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Before he became the silent screen's leading swashbuckler, Douglas Fairbanks made his name in light romantic comedies like this one, in which he tries to spread the doctrine of laughter, convinced that it will cure any ailment. During a sequence set in Skid Row, director Allan Dwan brought in real homeless people who, at the outset, did not laugh at the jokes Fairbanks told. Trying to get a rise out of his audience, he began telling extremely off-color stories, which achieved the desired response, but outraged lip readers in the audience when the film was released. Offered here is a wonderful lobby card from this early classic, which represents Fairbanks's fifth outing in front of the cameras. It has some edge wear in the bottom border, a small corner chip in the top right, small creases in the bottom right and top left corners, a smudge in the right border, and a small dent in the top border. These minor flaws do nothing to detract from the overall desirability of this classic card. Very Fine.

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