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    The Devil's Weed (Hallmark, 1949). Poster (30" X 40") Style A. In 1948, actress Lila Leeds and actor Robert Mitchum were arrested for marijuana possession. The public had sympathy for him, and he went on to a great career. Leeds, on the other hand, struggled after getting out of jail. The only offer to act that she got was this film that was very loosely based on her case. The only offer to act that she got was this film that was very loosely based on her case. She made only two more films before her career ended. Cheryl Crane,daughter of Lana Turner, in her autobiography, stated that Leeds was introduced to heroin use while in jail and became a full-blown addict afterwards, and was last heard from working in a drug rehabilitation facility in the mid-1970s. This poster has pinholes with minor tears, some slight staining and soiling. This is the first copy we have ever seen for this film and know it to be rare! Fabulous exploitation graphics of Leeds. Very Good.

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