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    Manhattan Melodrama (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C. Theater-goers in the 1930s escaped Depression woes by flocking to the wildly popular gangster films. Even mobster John Dillinger couldn't stay away from this film. Unfortunately for him, this film would be the last he would see. MGM, too, couldn't avoid the blossoming, dark genre. However, they maintained their characteristically pleasant and colorful style, unlike the gritty realism of Warner Brothers. The combination of Loy, Powell and Gable kept this film afloat and continues to make the paper desirable. This is the very rare and desirable style C one sheet, far superior in design to the "headshot" Style D. The poster has fold wear with cross fold separations. There is one tiny edge chip on the left border, pinholes in the corners with two in the top center, and one tiny edge chip on the left border. This has all been beautifully restored with some minor touch-up work to the folds. Very Fine on Linen.

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    July, 2007
    20th-21st Friday-Saturday
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