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    The Enemy (MGM, 1927). Uncut Pressbook (Multiple Pages, 10.75" X 17.5"). Drama.
    This is certainly one of the rarest examples of Al "The Line King" Hirschfeld art that we have ever offered. Hirschfeld began doing title sequences and related projects such as posters and pressbook art for MGM in the late 1920s. This pressbook cover is one of his best early works. The wonderfully stylized anti-war artwork is simply marvelous in its simplicity, but effectiveness. From the subtle bayoneted line of soldiers marching down to war in the bottom of the poster, to the juxtaposition of Lillian Gish's character turning to prostitution in the center image, the art succeeds. Starring Lillian Gish, George Fawcett, Ralph Forbes, Frank Currier. Directed by Fred Niblo. An unrestored poster with good color and an overall very presentable appearance. It may have edge wear with small tears, water damage to the top border, foxing in the top border, brittle paper inside with small chips, and some spine wear. Please see full-color, enlargeable image below for more details. Fine.


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    January, 2012
    22nd Sunday
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