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    Diplomatic Flo (Universal Film Manufacturing, 1914). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Florence Lawrence originally became known as the "Biograph Girl" and worked at that studio under the direction of D.W. Griffith. She left Biograph in 1909 to seek more recognizable employment with Carl Laemmle, who had just started Independent Motion Picture Company, or IMP in New York. She and her husband, director Harry Solter, were IMP's first featured player and director. In 1910 Laemmle decided to advertise the fact that he had signed Ms. Lawrence and the first "movie star" was born. Flo's name was featured prominently on posters, a first for any actress. The publicity made her famous and increased Laemmle's grosses and consequently, other companies followed suit. Diplomatic Flo is a short about a woman who adopts the persona of a spy when she learns of an arms plot concerning a country in Central America, and was directed by her husband in 1914 and produced under her production company banner, Victor Films. This rare three sheet shows typical signs of wear for one of its age, including stains, edge wear with tears, and fold wear with cross fold separation with some paper loss, some of which are in the background. This is an historic poster from early in the Universal Studios filmography and from America's first Movie Star by name. Very Good.


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