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    The Black Bird (MGM, 1926). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Director Tod Browning and his favorite actor, Lon Chaney, teamed together to tell this story of two thieves who fall in love with the same woman. Chaney, known as the Man of a Thousand Faces for his skill in makeup, pulled off an incredible dual role, that of the thief (The Black Bird) and that of a reformer (The Bishop). An incredible example of expert restoration, this beautiful window card no longer shows signs of usage, such as an enlarged pinhole in the right background and a vertical crease near the right border. There was also a tear in the "B" of "Black" and a couple of tears at the bottom into the background and distributor credit. The card also once had a trim through the image and "B" of "Black," as well as a trim under Chaney's credit. These issues have been rendered virtually imperceptible through skilled conservation, and the card was mounted onto the back of another vintage window card, giving the restoration a much more natural appearance. Good on Cardstock.


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    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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