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    Ten Cents a Dance (Columbia, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B.
    Barbara Stanwyck plays a taxi dancer who charges ten cents a dance, in one of her earliest starring roles. Her husband (Monroe Owsley) suspects Stanwyck of infidelity after he discovers that Ricardo Cortez, a wealthy businessman, is courting her. Owsley uses his suspicions as an excuse to commit a variety of sins - including gambling, adultery and theft. Full of racy pre-Code dialogue and sexual innuendo, the film was directed by screen great Lionel Barrymore. The art on this incredibly rare (we believe this is the only known copy) and gorgeous one sheet graphically depicts the storyline and showcases Stanwyck's stunning beauty. Prior to the expert restoration, there were pinholes in the corners, tears in the left and bottom border, a chip in the top border and fold wear with crossfold separation. All rendered almost invisible by the restorer. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2009
    11th-14th Wednesday-Saturday
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