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    Dishonored (Paramount, 1931). One Sheet (26" X 40") Style B.
    In 1930, Director Josef von Sternberg helmed what some have called the first major classic of the sound era. The film was Der blaue Engel (The Blue Angel), and starred a radiant young actress named Marlene Dietrich as the irresistible cabaret singer Lola-Lola (prior to her screen debut, Dietrich had worked as a cabaret singer in Berlin in real life). The picture was an international hit, and enabled both Dietrich and von Sternberg to make the move to America, where they set out to conquer Hollywood. They would eventually make six pictures together in America; Morocco (1930) was the first, Dishonored was the second. Although von Sternberg's career would sputter and falter throughout the next two decades, Dietrich would quickly become one of the most glamorous and desirable women in the world, embodying the Hollywood ideal of mystery, allure, and elegance. Set in pre-War Austria, Dietrich plays a prostitute-turned-spy who ends up falling for one of the enemy officers she is meant to betray, a fact that leads to her conviction for treason and her subsequent execution by firing squad. Present throughout, of course, is Dietrich's smoldering sexuality, her raw magnetism, and her unbridled eroticism, all fully on display in this pre-Code classic. The luscious stone litho full-bleed one sheet offered here is the only one of its kind known to exist. It features a gorgeous portrait of Dietrich, perfectly capturing the "bedroom eyes" for which she became famous. The poster had a chip from the left border and extends one and a half inches into the gray background and three inches vertically. There was another chip from the lower left corner which extends just into the copyright information. There was a nail hole in the upper yellow ribbon near the border and general fold wear. There was a small tear in the bottom border. This is an exceptionally rare piece of motion picture history, or as a captivating work of art, this is a highly desirable poster that any collector will be proud to own. Bid now before she gets away! From the Berwick Discovery. Fine+ on Linen.

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