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    The Lost Squadron (RKO, 1932). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Based on the real-life experiences of such famed stunt fliers as Ormer Locklear and Dick Grace (who scripted this picture and also appears in the film), this is the story of a trio of former flying aces (Richard Dix, Robert Armstrong, and Joel McCrea) who return from World War I looking for work. Unable to find anything else, they become stunt fliers employed by megalomaniacal director Von Furst (Erich von Stroheim) who has no qualms about sending men to their deaths in pursuit of cinematic "realism." This striking art deco window card shows corner bends, some surface paper lifting in the top left, and light smudging as well as a small tear in the right border. These slight flaws are barely noticeable, however, and the card displays very nicely. Any fan of early Hollywood will surely covet this rare treasure. Fine/Very Fine.


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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