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    Beauty's Worth (Paramount, 1922). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A stunningly beautiful portrait of star Marion Davies highlights this very attractive stone litho one sheet. One of the leading actresses of the 1920s and '30s, Davies was at the peak of her career in 1922. She was the lover of William Randolph Hearst, who produced virtually all of her pictures. In fact, Cosmopolitan Productions was formed solely to promote Davies. Hearst's involvement in her career took its toll, however, as his controlling manner and his narrow view of her talents, insisting that she appear in "distinguished" parts, rather than the comedic roles that were her strength, eventually led to the dissolution of Cosmopolitan, after which Davies retreated to San Simeon, Hearst's "castle," and retired from film. She stayed with Hearst until his death in 1951, and died herself in 1961. This film came at the peak of her career, and caught the beautiful actress in all her glory, as reflected in this gorgeous one sheet. In exceptional condition, the few flaws, including pinholes in the upper left, a small tear in the upper right, light fold wear and slight fold separation at the bottom edge, have been corrected by professional restoration, making this a poster that any vintage film aficionado would be proud to own. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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