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    Street Scene (United Artists, 1931). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This was an experimental pre-Code drama, adapted from the Pulitzer Prize winning play, and shot on a single city block in New York City. All action (except one brief scene in a taxi) takes place in front of a brownstone from one evening into the next day. It is considered one of the finest-ever translations from the stage to the screen. The teeming tenements of the lower East Side come to life thanks to the innovative direction of King Vidor who complemented the stark set with brilliant cinematography. Vidor, who had a long career in Hollywood, was later to receive acclaim, but no on-screen credit, for directing the Kansas scenes (including "Over the Rainbow") in The Wizard of Oz. Street Scene features an Alfred Newman score with a theme that has since been used in a number of other films including Where the Sidewalk Ends and How to Marry a Millionaire. The half sheet had a large piece missing in the center, edge tears, fold tears, creases, pinholes in the field, and small chips, tears, and pinholes in the corners. Thanks to meticulous professional restoration these flaws are virtually undetectable by even the most discriminating eye. This poster will display beautifully and enhance any early talkie collection. Very Good on Paper.


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