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    Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Universal, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Heart-stopping beauty Susan Hayward dominates this lush ruby-tinged poster, as well as the film itself, which was her first starring role. "Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman" made Hayward a household name, and earned her an Oscar nomination (the first of five) as well. The story of a nightclub singer who gives up her career to support her budding radio-star husband, only to turn to depression and alcoholism when he hits the big time. "Smash-Up" gave Hayward plenty of opportunity to emote, as well as being almost a template for the tough-broad persona she would hone in Hollywood. The voluptuous Hayward shines on this one sheet which has fold wear. There is also some water-based paint applied to the reverse which leaves an imprint, but does not bleed through and this is not apparent when viewing the front. As fiery and exciting as its leading lady, this "Smash-Up" poster is too good to pass up. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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