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    Baby Face (Warner Brothers, 1933). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Prior to the Production Code of 1934, there were solid, strong roles for female lead characters. This is a prime example of such a role for a young and gorgeous Barbara Stanwyck. Stanwyck stars as Lilly "Baby Face" Powers, a barmaid with ambitions for better. Worldly-wise, she begins to ascend the social ladder by using her finest "features" to bed and abandon a slew of men on her way to the top. In 1933, the film was submitted to the New York State Board of Censors for consideration. It was quickly rejected and soon banned across the United States for its explicit sexual innuendo. A heavily censored rendition of the film was eventually released and the original version was believed to be lost forever. But in 2004, a copy of the original, un-edited film was unearthed in the Library of Congress. After 70 years, the uncensored "Baby Face" finally received its public premiere at Film Forum in New York City on January 24th, 2005. Heritage is proud to offer this mint condition original "Baby Face" scene card. The image is the same picture used on the film's video release cover and features Stanwyck with Nat Pendleton. This is the first time that a group of American lobby cards from this lost classic have been made available at auction making this a rare opportunity to own a piece of cinematic history. Mint.

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    March, 2006
    17th-18th Friday-Saturday
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