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    The Bad and the Beautiful (MGM, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A compelling film that casts a jaundiced eye on the inner workings of Hollywood, this hard-hitting picture stars Kirk Douglas as ruthless movie mogul Jonathan Shields whose studio needs a sure-fire hit. He knows he can get one if he can convince actress Gloria Lorrison (Lana Turner), writer James Lee Bartlow (Dick Powell), and director Fred Amiel (Barry Sullivan) to sign on, but there's a problem: he's abused and betrayed each of them in the past, and they all despise the opportunistic businessman. Loosely based on the career of producer David O. Selznick, the film won five Oscars, the most any movie has ever won without taking Best Picture. This exceptional one sheet had pinholes in the corners, as well as pinpoint crossfold separations and a small hole near Douglas's head, but professional restoration has addressed these concerns expertly, making it a poster that any collector will be proud to own. Very Fine on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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