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    The Country Girl (Paramount, 1954). Italian Photobusta (19" X 27"). Bing Crosby plays Frank Elgin, a washed-up actor who's since bottomed out as a severe alcoholic. His wife (Grace Kelly) spends day and night caring for him, and she's gone to seed because of it. Along comes Bernie Dodd (William Holden), a director who's willing to give Frank a shot at a comeback if he sobers up for the big show... but there are obstacles in the way and skeletons galore in the closets. Kelly won a Best Actress Oscar for this understated role and she assuredly did not look like the photobusta here depicts! This is a luminous portrait of the star in her prime and is amazing. The poster was folded and had a chip from the border into the image in the lower left where the title box meets the photograph. There was a chip off of the upper left corner and a small chip from the fold near the right side of Kelly's mouth. The restoration work was top-notch and the poster now appears like-new. The poster dates from Italy's first release in early 1955 as the poster is dated as such in the lower right corner. Fine+ on Linen.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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