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    Dark Victory (Warner Brothers, 1939). Six Sheet (81" X 81"). This has to be one of the prettiest Bette Davis posters ever created, and the example offered here is one of only two known copies of this gorgeous format. An acknowledged classic, Dark Victory is one of the greatest tear-jerkers of all time, made all the better by one of the best performances ever given by the legendary Ms. Davis. The Academy Award shown on the poster refers to Davis's Oscar win four years prior for Dangerous. This luminous poster has been linen backed, with the usual minor touch-ups to fold line wear and tear, as is common with large paper such as this. There was some minor border repair at the upper right corner, and touch-up to several small points, both within the dark background and throughout the poster. A vertical tear through the length of the piece to the left of Davis's face - which appears to be a clean tear - was expertly restored, and the colors are outstanding. This exquisite beauty displays fabulously, and will be an unsurpassed highlight of even the finest collection. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.
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