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    Brother Orchid (Warner Brothers, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Here is a poster for a unique pairing of two of gangsterdom's perennial favorites, Edward G. Robinson and Humphrey Bogart. It would be the fifth time they would appear together, but the first time that neither of them would die during the film! That's because this was a dramatic but light-hearted tale with some very comedic undertones. Note how successful the poster is at getting these ideas across. All of the four photo insets are dramatic and full of "things that hoodlums do," but the comedic caricature of Robinson, with his top hat and pinned-on orchid, in his tireless search for "class" go to the very heart of the film and its upbeat ending. Professional restoration has addressed a small stain above the "T" in "Brother," small crossfold separations, small edge chips, and a small corner chip in the bottom left. Very Fine- on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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