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    Society for Sale (Triangle, 1918). Three Sheet (42" X 82").
    William Desmond was Irish-born, and raised in New York City. He made his film debut in 1915 and soon became a star in Westerns and serials. In the drama Society for Sale (1918), he joined nineteen-year-old Gloria Swanson, who also had embarked on a screen career just a few years earlier. In 1919, Swanson signed on with Cecil B. DeMille, credited with transforming her into a provocative starlet who would go on to be nominated for Best Actress Oscars for Sadie Thompson (1928), The Trespasser (1929), and Sunset Boulevard (1950). This beautiful stone litho three sheet (a Heritage first) is in surprisingly good condition for its age. It is in three sections, as originally printed, and shows a dust shadow, cross fold separations, light stains, smudging, tears in the left border, and a repaired tear on the right side that extends into the background. This poster is ideal for fans of early cinema. Folded, Fine+.


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    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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