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    Blonde Venus (Paramount, 1932). Lobby Cards (2) (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. These cards are 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. The card showing Dietrich and Herbert Marshall as her husband, Ned Faraday, shows pinholes in the top corners, a small edge tear in the left border, and small corner bumps. The card that pictures Dietrich with Dickie Moore has pinholes and creasing at all the corners, a 1" tear at the bottom border, a small tear in the top border, a large diagonal crease in the bottom left, and a 7" crease near the top border. For fans of this classic film, or of the divine Ms. Dietrich, this represents a rare opportunity to acquire these unique cards! Fine/Very Fine.

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    March, 2008
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