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    The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    Nobel prize-winning author John Steinbeck's powerful novel about the devastating effects of the Depression and the nightmare of the dust bowl on a generation of Americans was brilliantly brought to the big screen by director John Ford. Henry Fonda turns in a career-making performance as a former prison inmate returning to his home in the dust storms of Oklahoma. His family has been evicted from their farm and must relocate to California for work and a better life. It's a harrowing tale of the homeless in the Great Depression and is beautifully conveyed on the ad campaign for the film, which featured magnificent art by the great Thomas Hart Benton. Paper on the film is incredibly hard to find, and highly sought after by collectors. This is the first time Heritage has offered any style half sheet from the original release of the film, and we believe it is one of the best formats for the film. It is completely unrestored and has pinholes in the borders and a small tear in the right border that does not affect the background or image. This is a rare opportunity to own a very scarce poster. As pictured on two pages of Tony Nourmand's "Poster Art of the 1940s." Rolled, Very Fine.




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    Auction Dates
    July, 2013
    27th-28th Saturday-Sunday
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