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    The Devil's Circus (MGM, 1926). Title Lobby Card and Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14").
    Norma Shearer, the "First Lady of MGM," was initially rejected by legendary Broadway impresario Florenz Ziegfeld for his Follies, but found work as an extra in several movies. Despite having a cross-eyed stare, the actress worked steadily, earning more substantial roles over time and winning an Oscar in 1930 for her performance in The Divorcee. In The Devil's Circus Shearer plays Mary, a trapeze artist who falls in love with a handsome pickpocket. The pair becomes entangled with a shady lion tamer and his jealous wife with disastrous results. The title and scene cards offered here are a Heritage first and are in highly presentable condition. Individual cards show edge wear with chipping or tears, smudging, staining in the borders and light scuffing in the art. The hand tinted color has run slightly and the cards have punch holes in the left border. The title card has chip in the top and a dust shadow in the bottom border. Fine-.


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