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    The Adorable Savage (Universal, 1920). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Edith Roberts, star of the silent screen, plays Murama, a native of the Fiji Islands. She returns home after attending school in America to take care of the rubber plantation owned by her father. She finds out to her dismay that she is actually half-native and this being 1920, she decides to "go native" and marry island ruler Ratu Ma, played by Noble Johnson. Johnson was an Afro-American who played in many of the studio's top tier films throughout the 1920s, 30s and 40s. This gorgeous stone litho portrait of Ms. Roberts is just outstanding. Prior to restoration, the poster had pinholes in the borders, crossfold separation with small chips in the folds, and a tear in the titles with small holes. On a final note, Ms. Roberts died tragically, at the age of thirty five, in childbirth. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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