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    The Gay Diplomat (RKO, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Genevieve Tobin, Betty Compson, and Ivan Lebedeff star in this dramatic tale of Captain Orloff, who is sent to Bucharest to apprehend a female spy, which becomes quite complicated. A fun note on this film -- producers proclaimed this picture a "disaster" from the start, and were therefore shocked when the preview audiences lauded the talents of Lebedeff, likening him to Rudolph Valentino. Hence, this gorgeous stone litho one sheet shouts "A World of Fans Voted Him a Star!" It was later discovered that Lebedeff had stolen the comment cards and written all the reviews himself! A Heritage first, this poster has maintained excellent color. There has been touchup to the title area, torn pinholes, small tears with chips in the right border. Small paper lifts can be noted in the top section. Otherwise, the poster presents very nicely. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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