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    Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Marlene Dietrich stars as a cabaret singer caught between two men, but the story, which careens from New Orleans to Paris to New York City, is almost irrelevant. Of course, Dietrich shone brightest in director Josef von Sternberg's luminous photography. This lobby card fully displays von Sternberg's gift for hazy beauty, and Dietrich's star power is matched, in this rare instance, by a very young Cary Grant. This is from the only set of "blue" lobby cards known to exist from this title. Blue lobby sets were made for some of Paramount's major productions in 1931-1932 and only a few of these cards have shown up over the years. For fans of this classic film or for Dietrich, this represents a rare opportunity to acquire this unique card! The bottom edge has a slight tear, and the upper left-hand corner has a pinhole. Very Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 8
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