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    The Lost Romance (Paramount, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B.
    When comic strip artist Chester Gould created his famed detective Dick Tracy in 1931, he deliberately patterned Tracy's rock-jawed appearance and stoic demeanor after that of his favorite film star Jack Holt. The actor flourished in the 1920s as an action hero, but stars here in a drama from director William DeMille. Holt is a man vying for the affections of a beauty (Lois Wilson), with his foe played by Conrad Nagel. No small talent herself, Wilson would reach the peak of her stardom a few years later in 1926, with her performance as Daisy Buchanan in the first version of The Great Gatsby. This rare poster from The Lost Romance features wonderful stone litho color, with Wilson at the center of the love triangle. The only signs of use include pinholes in the corners and background, crossfold separation, and a top right corner crease. Fine/Very Fine.


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