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    Playing With Fire (Universal, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41"). One of our favorite Hollywood stories is that of waif-like beauty Gladys Walton catching the eye of Al Capone on the set of "The Untameable" in 1922, beginning a ten year affair until his incarceration in 1932 for tax evasion. This ethereally painted portrait of Ms. Walton in a 1921 silent film, with its ironic title, speaks to exactly what entranced Capone so strongly. Its subtle pastels, the wan look, and the vintage dressing room accoutrements are seen here in an exceptional stone lithograph from the Morgan Company. There were minor cross fold separations with small paper loss in the center point, light edge wear in the top border, and a small chip in the top center, all rendered near invisible with top restoration. If you've been waiting for something "classy" for that boudoir wall, this image and title will serve well. Very Fine- on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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