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    The Bad and the Beautiful (MGM, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A biting and incisive look at the inner workings of Hollywood, this daring picture, directed by Vincente Minnelli, is the story of reprehensible studio executive Jonathan Shields (Kirk Douglas) - loosely based on David O. Selznick - who seeks the help of a top actress (Lana Turner), a brilliant director (Barry Sullivan), and a gifted screenwriter (Dick Powell) to produce a hit that will save his failing studio. Unfortunately, each of the three artists have their own reason to hate Shields! An engaging film, it won five Oscars and holds the record for most awards ever received for a movie not nominated for Best Picture. This glorious one sheet had pinholes in the corners and borders, edge chipping in the right border, small holes in the right center and bottom right, a small hole in the "L" of "Lana," a chip in the top right corner, and another in the top border. After professional restoration, these small flaws have been rendered virtually invisible, giving the poster a fresh, clean appearance. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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