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    Greed (MGM, 1924). Window Card (14" X 22").
    The original cut of the film by its director, Erich Von Stroheim, was 42 reels with a running time of over nine hours! Thalberg condensed it to just over two hours which left a film with huge continuity gaps. The legend of the making of this film and its eventual destruction are of the greatest Hollywood lore and far outshine the actual film today. The fifth film to his credit, Von Stroheim spent months in the most extreme conditions creating an epic length film based on a popular novel of the day. He would eventually lose control of the film and this would be the first of his losing battles that would eventually lead to the end of his career as a director. American posters for this film are almost unheard of and this wonderful original release window card is but one of a very small handful that are known to exist. Prior to being cleaned and pressed, the card had a stain in the center image area, small chips and tears in the borders, a torn bottom left corner, and a chip in the top right corner. Fantastic touch-up has this piece now displaying beautifully. Fine+.


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    November, 2011
    18th-19th Friday-Saturday
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