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    Chicago (Pathé, 1927). Swedish One Sheet (27.5" X 39.5").
    A poster that's as fun as the film it represents. This colorful Swedish one sheet features Phyllis Haver in her career's best performance. She delivers with the perfect blend of selfishness and sexy exuberance, giving us what many believe to be the best Roxie Hart ever. It was unusual in the 1920s to see a film walk the line back and forth, successfully, between comedy and drama. That probably had more to do with Cecil B. DeMille pulling most of the producing and directing strings, even though he insisted that Frank Urson get sole credit. Note that the Swedish one sheet mentions only DeMille and not Urson. It's a true blessing this vintage poster has survived in such a high grade, due to the notoriously fragile Swedish paper used in that era. The poster has been Masa paperbacked and had light restoration for slight edge wear, a tear in the top border dropping vertically into the art, and a small chip in the right border. Fine+ on Paper.


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