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    The Skyrocket (Associated Exhibitors, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Here's something you don't see every day: a rolled printer's proof for a silent one sheet! This one features Peggy Hopkins Joyce, who had something of a reputation as a playgirl in the 1920s, marrying - and subsequently divorcing - a series of wealthy men, and earning a hefty settlement each time. This film was made to cash in on her notoriety, if not her acting talent. The beautiful stone litho poster offered here comes from the collection of a gentleman who worked in a lithography company in the 1920s. Aspiring to be an artist, he was allowed to take newly-printed copies of posters home in order to study them. He kept the posters rolled, preserving them for later generations. This museum-quality poster shows some tack holes in the top border, light edge wear, and a chip in the bottom left corner, but in every other respect looks as clean and new as the day it rolled off the press. If you're a fan of silent films, you have to bid on this poster. Rolled, Very Fine+.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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