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    Ben-Hur (MGM, 1925). Eight Sheet (78.5" X 104"). To understand the rarity of this incredible find, consider that in the seven years that Heritage has been offering posters and movie memorabilia, only two lobby sets and various programs and brochures have surfaced on this title. Now add to that, a poster larger than a six sheet was definitely destined for outdoor use, thus ensuring the attrition rate would be severely high. This stone litho eight sheet is truly of museum quality, both in design and condition. Ben-Hur was certainly one of the high points of the silent era, with an epic tale of the conflict between Rome and Christianity. At a cost of $4 million, it was easily the most expensive silent film ever made, directed by Fred Niblo and starring Ramon Novarro, Carmel Myers, May McAvoy, Betty Bronson, and Francis X. Bushman. Professional linen backing with expert minimal airbrush has rendered the poster magnificent and testifies to a state-of-the-art printing triumph for the mid 1920s. There are only small chips in the bottom borders, small chips in the overlap edges, tiny tears in the crossfold separations, and a small chip in the title. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2008
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