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    Smilin' Through (First National, 1922). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Producer Joe Schenck reportedly paid seventy-five thousand dollars (an enormous sum in those days) for the film rights to the Smilin' Through stage play written by Jane Murfin. The gamble paid off and was a success for his wife, Norma Talmadge, who stars. It would be remade twice in the next twenty years. A first time offer from Heritage, this beautiful 1922 stone lithograph features "The Queen of Versatility," herself. Talmadge was equally effective whether playing a Chinese woman, an American Indian half-breed, a French Huguenot, or a dual role of young bride/niece as she is shown here. Highly presentable, this piece shows only enlarged pinholes, edge wear, a light stain in Talmadge's face, small tears in the borders, chips in the right border, a small hole a the bottom horizontal fold, an extra crease on the right side, and wrinkling in the bottom section. Fine+.


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