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    Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (Universal International, 1947). Three Sheet (41.5" X 80").
    In her very first starring role, Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman made Susan Hayward a household name and earned her the first of five Oscar nominations. The beautiful starlet plays 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, and almost became a template for the tough-broad persona she would hone in Hollywood. Professional restoration has addressed pinholes in the borders, creases towards the bottom, chips in the borders and folds, mild tears in the borders, and has applied touchup to the folds. There was a diagonal tear below the center of the joint. Very Fine- on Linen.


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