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    What Women Love (First National, 1920). Norwegian One Sheet (25.5" X 34.5").
    Annette Kellerman was the swimming sensation of Australia in the first decade of the 20th Century, but is most well known for advocating a woman's right to wear a one piece bathing suit. The popularity of the "Kellerman" suit was so controversial at the time, she was arrested for indecency in Boston in 1907 for donning the creation. Kellerman was a distance swimmer, diver, theatrical performer, mermaid, feminist, fitness advocate and an internationally acclaimed silent movie star. The aquatic goddess was often referred to as the "Diving Venus," as her measurements closely mirrored those of the Venus de Milo. A Heritage first, this is the Norwegian one sheet from the melodrama What Women Love. Artist Niels Pedersen Rohder brings water nymph Kellerman to sun-kissed life in vibrant, stone litho color. Left and right edge wear, small chips in the bottom right corner, and creasing in the left border are the only signs of handling detected. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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