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    Smilin' Through (First National, 1922). One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Trio Style.
    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, leading lady Norma Talmadge, with a story that gained so much popularity that 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 in her dual mother/daughter role, forming a trio with prolific silent stars Wyndham Standing and Alec B. Francis. In wonderful condition for its age, this one sheet has had professional restoration address a small nick in the upper crossfold border, small pinholes in the upper borders, and has touchup to the folds. There is some visible faint mirrored staining in the left and right borders, mirror stains in the upper and lower borders at the vertical fold, some mild creases in the right border, and a small nick in the lower border at the fold. Very Fine- on Linen.


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