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    Golden Boy (Columbia, 1939). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This fine dramatization of the Clifford Odet play stars a very young William Holden as a promising violinist who wants to be a boxer. Columbia Pictures was initially unhappy with Holden's work, and tried to dismiss him, but co-star Barbara Stanwyck insisted that he be retained. It was meant to be, as the film made Holden a star. Some thirty-nine years later, when Holden and Stanwyck were joint presenters at the Academy Awards, he interrupted their reading of the nominees to publicly thank her for saving his career. The posters from this classic film are extraordinarily tough to find and this is the first time we have offered a half sheet. The poster had chips and tears along the folds (touched up) and in the borders (airbrushed). There is an extra horizontal crease and a faint paint mark in the cheek of "Fuseli." Fine on Paper.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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