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    Sadie Thompson (United Artists, 1928). Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14"). Hollywood legend has it that the title role of this film was offered to Mary Pickford before Gloria Swanson, as it was Pickford's United Artists that distributed the film. After consideration, she turned down the role in the belief that it would alienate her fans if she played the role of a prostitute. This film was believed lost until a copy turned up in Pickford's vault after her death. Unfortunately, the film was not kept in the best of conditions, and the last reel of the film had deteriorated beyond salvaging. Both of the cards offered in this lot have suffered minor edge wear and the card with Swanson and Blanche Friderici as Mrs. Davidson has a chip and a 2" tear in the upper border. This and the rubber stamp on the reverse are their only flaws. Very Good/Fine.

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