Dead End (United Artists, 1937). Very Fine on Linen.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionDead End (United Artists, 1937). Very Fine on Linen. Pre-War Belgian (24" X 33.5"). From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
Humphrey Bogart gave one of his best performances as gangster Baby Face Martin in William Wyler's adaptation of the Broadway play. The film also gave birth to the classic Dead End Kids, who would later go on to star in their own film and make an appearance in Angels with Dirty Faces with James Cagney and Bogart. Bogart makes a prominent appearance next to leads Sylvia Sidney and Joel McCrea, a sight not seen in many of the US posters for the third-billed actor. Showcased once at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Grand Lobby Gallery, this Belgian poster has had slight partial touchup to the folds and has some unaddressed pinholes and mild toning. The linen has been trimmed to the borders, but does not intrude into the paper itself.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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