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    Dark Victory (Warner Brothers, 1939). Insert (14" X 36"). There are tear-jerkers and then there is Bette Davis in "Dark Victory." Davis, riding a successful career in a series of women's picture like "Dangerous" and "Jezebel," suddenly found herself cast as a snobbish socialite who soon learns humility. By the picture's end you come to love her and are so shocked to find that she will soon go blind and die from a brain tumor, that the tears begin to flow. This went on to become one of Davis' greatest films and she was nominated for an Oscar. If "Gone With the Wind" hadn't come out in 1939, we're sure Davis would have won for "Dark Victory". Warner's knew they had a major hit as well and advertised the film with an Oscar on the poster- acknowledging Davis' winning achievement from 1938's "Jezebel". This extremely rare insert has many fine crimps throughout and all four corners were chipped off at one time with all but one being replaced with small bits of paper. There are many small tears in the edges and there is a two-inch tear in the upper center that goes into the first "t" in Bette. Tape on the back of the poster reinforces these tears. Most of these flaws are relatively minor and don't distract from the posters overall beauty. Rolled, Very Good+.

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