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    Jeanne Eagels in Rain (Sam H. Harris, 1924). Theater Poster (28" X 40.5").
    In 1917, Jeanne Eagels became a critical success starring opposite George Arliss in three Broadway shows: The Professor's Love Story, Disraeli, and Hamilton. Over the next several years, her star would continue to rise, and in 1922 the actress was awarded the role of Sadie Thompson in Rain. After a couple of rewrites, the play was a resounding success and ran for four years. Eagels was also becoming well respected as a film actress, and her portrayal of Leslie Crosbie in the 1929 version of The Letter earned her a Best Actress Oscar nomination. Jealousy (1929) was only her second sound motion picture, but sadly, it was also her last. Jeanne Eagels tragically died of a possible heroin overdose less than one month after this film's release. Offered here is lovely stone litho poster most likely used for the traveling stage production of Rain. The piece displays beautifully, as restoration and airbrushing have been applied to the yellow background, bottom right corner and borders. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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