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    The Man With the Golden Arm (United Artists, 1955). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    A shocking film upon its release, it was one of the first to depict the stark reality of drug addiction, The Man With the Golden Arm was largely responsible for the collapse of the restrictive Production Code. When the seal of approval was denied the film, United Artists released it anyway. The film became a huge success and the code was ultimately abandoned. Star Frank Sinatra established his acting credentials with an Academy Award-nominated performance, while Kim Novak, who had made her screen debut only a year before, impressed all in her role as the sympathetic Molly. Artist Saul Bass captures the essence of the film with stark artwork, complemented by large photos of Sinatra, Novak, and co-star Eleanor Parker. The one sheet for this important film has two small tears in the top border and paper tape on the back that shows through at both top corners. A nice copy of this arresting poster from an important film. Fine/Very Fine.


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    March, 2009
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