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    White Pants Willie (First National, 1927). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Johnny Hines started performing in film in juvenile roles in 1913 and worked his way into leading man roles by the early 1920s. Throughout the twenties he headlined many popular comedies, many of which he wrote or co-wrote. This is a wonderful poster for a feature which is directed by Hines' brother Charles. It features Hines as a working mechanic who, while delivering a repaired auto to the home of a millionaire, falls in love with the daughter, played by Leila Hyams. For the rest of the seven reels, Hines must prove his worth to the daughter, including winning a polo match. As a footnote, Hines could not make the transition to the talkies and retired but for for a few bit parts here and there. The poster prior to backing and expert restoration had some minor tears and four bites from the outer borders, but now displays beautifully. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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