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    The Merry Widow (MGM, 1925). Insert (14" X 36"). Starring the notoriously difficult Mae Murray (apparently the inspiration for Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard), this was the first filmed version of the operetta by Franz Lehar. Directed by Erich von Stroheim, it is the story of Prince Danilo (John Gilbert), who falls in love with a common dancing girl (Murray), and the family squabbles that ensue. Sharp-eyed movie buffs may spot future superstars Joan Crawford and Clark Gable as extras in this film. The insert offered here exhibits several pinholes in the image area, light edge wear, a small tear at the top, creases in three of the four corners, and surface soiling. It remains, however, an attractive and desirable piece from this important silent film. Fine-.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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