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    Of Human Bondage (RKO, 1934). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Leslie Howard, upset that an American (Bette Davis) was cast in British writer Somerset Maugham's semi-autobiography, would read a book over in the corner, listlessly pitching Bette Davis his lines while her close-ups were being shot. When informed by director John Cromwell that Davis was, in fact, stealing the show, Howard became much more involved. One look at this gorgeous window card and you know which actor more than earned the spotlight. It was Davis' portrayal of a merciless hag that captivated audiences. Here, she stares not at Howard, but at the next man in her life, while he can do little but hang on for dear life. It's a terrific image of a young Davis who catapulted to major stardom with this role. The actress just missed an Oscar when Warners refused to mount a publicity campaign, due to this being a loan out to RKO. The window card has been cleaned and pressed. There is some color loss due to age and tanning of the older window card paper. Fine-.


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    Auction Dates
    July, 2012
    25th-26th Wednesday-Thursday
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