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    The Miracle of Manhattan (Selznick, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Elaine Hammersteins's performing arts pedigree was quite respectable, if not enviable --she was the daughter of Broadway producer Arthur Hammerstein, the granddaughter of Oscar Hammerstein, and first cousin to the great Oscar Hammerstein II of Broadway musical fame. From 1915 to 1926 she made 44 films and appeared in numerous Broadway shows and light operas. This enchanting stone lithograph from 1921 features a pretty portrait of her in the character of Evelyn Whitney convalescing in her Manhattan mansion during a lengthy illness. She is deciding whether or not to rush to a courtroom and give evidence that will free her love interest, who saved her from an attack by his ex-lover. The Manhattan skyline glows invitingly in the background, as the heroine sits contemplatively on her chaise lounge, draped in a soft, gauzy dressing gown. Professional restoration was only needed to touchup the folds, and the poster displays as new. An exceptionally well preserved find from early cinema. Very Fine on Linen.


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