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    Hallelujah! (MGM, 1929). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    MGM considered this 1929, all-black picture such an immense risk that it asked director King Vidor to forego his salary. One of the first of its kind by a major studio, Hallelujah! follows Daniel L. Haynes and his complex relationship with the seductive, troubled, dance hall girl Nina Mae McKinney. Vidor's determination to depict a non-stereotypical view of African-American life earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Director. The expected controversy surrounded the initial release of the film, and the picture had its share of early talkie technical difficulties, masterfully overcome by Vidor. Presented here for only the second time in a Heritage auction is the scene card with a a closeup of McKinney and Haynes after she has been baptized. Professional touchup was applied to pinholes in the corners, a crease and tear at the top right into one of the illustrated figures, horizontal creases, and paper loss in the borders and on the verso in the image area. Fans of groundbreaking filmmaking won't want to miss a very rare opportunity to own this card! Good.


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    November, 2014
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