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    Blind Husbands (Universal, 1919). One Sheet (28" X 42.5").
    Blind Husbands marks the directorial debut of Erich Von Stroheim, who also wrote and starred in the film. Sam De Grasse also stars as the neglectful husband to Francelia Billington. When Von Stroheim's character shows interest in Billington, it sets off an epic battle between the two men, leading to a breathtaking climax. After this successful debut, Von Stroheim's productions became more elaborate, his off-camera behavior more outrageous, and his relationships with studio chiefs and money men behind the scenes more contentious, almost always resulting in the films being taken out of his hands and re-edited by others. This is a very rare one sheet to this classic silent film and may be the only copy known. The poster pictures von Stroheim in the lower left and Gibson Gowland in the lower right, with Sam De Grasse sitting contentedly on the mountain. Professional conservation has addressed touchup to the folds, mild border tears, pinholes in the top corners, and tiny crossfold chips. There is a minor unrestored nick in the upper border. The linen has been trimmed to the border, but does not intrude into the poster itself. This is an impossible title to find posters from! Very Fine- on Linen.




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