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    King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Other Company. Humphrey Bogart was cast as a gangster with a Napoleon complex in this thriller. And yes, he actually consulted with books on Napoleon to see what the dictator would do. This unusual half sheet is from the "Other Company," meaning that it was not issued from Warner Brothers. During the Depression, some small town theatre owners found the price of advertising material from the studios was too expensive, so a company in New York City began to make unauthorized posters for the market. These posters are exceptionally scarce. This poster was folded once in the middle, vertically. It has some smudging, fold separations and some small tears in the borders. The corners have been chipped as well. Very Good.

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    November, 2005
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