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    The Misleading Widow (Paramount-Artcraft, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Billie Burke, best remembered to today's audiences as Glinda the Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz which amazingly enough she played at the age of 54, and as Mrs. Cosmo Topper in the popular series of three Topper films, is the title star of this Paramount silent melodrama. The gorgeous stone litho is from Burke's short lived silent film career which lasted only from 1916 to 1921, when she married showbiz impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. of the famed Ziegfeld Follies. She would return to the screen in 1932 after she and her husband were wiped out by the stock market crash of 1929 and his death in 1932. The poster is in excellent condition with only light fold wear which has been touched up. A few minor pinpoint stains in the borders, edge wear at the top, and a minor chip at the bottom border are still evident. A stunning early portrait of this important star, this gorgeously detailed stone litho sheet is a rare find. Very Fine on Linen.


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    July, 2010
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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