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    The Awakening (United Artists, 1928). Pre-War Belgian (24" X 33").
    When Samuel Goldwyn brought the Hungarian actress Vilma Banky to Hollywood, she became one of the biggest stars of the 1920s, appearing in three Rudolph Valentino pictures. Nicknamed the "Hungarian Rhapsody," Banky married another major player of the era, Rod La Rocque; a marriage that lasted over forty years. Here, Banky stars in this Victor Fleming directed melodrama as a French country girl. She becomes a nun during WWI, after having been compromised by a German count, played by Walter Byron. This Belgian poster has edge wear with small tears, a dust shadow in the top border, and corner bends. A lushly colored stone litho image, this portrait of Banky is gorgeous. Fine/Very Fine.

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