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    The Scarlet Empress (Paramount, 1934). French Grande (47" X 63").
    Marlene Dietrich reigns supreme as the German Princess Sophia Frederica, who became Catherine the Great after her arranged marriage to the mad Russian Grand Duke Peter, played brilliantly by Sam Jaffe. Delightfully seductive, Catherine, not happy with the restrictions of her aristocratic duties, entertains herself wooing several members of the Russian army, including the dashing John Lodge, as Count Alexi. Adding to Catherine's misery is her overbearing mother-in-law Empress Petrovna, played by the imposing Louise Dresser. Director Joseph von Sternberg's elaborate and surreal set designs and lighting make this historical drama a stunning work of art to behold. The poster had light fold wear and crossfold separations, and light edge wear with very minor tears. It has been professionally restored and now displays magnificently. This sensational original release French grande features one of the most beautifully rendered drawings of Dietrich we have ever seen. Created by artist Roger Vacher, this breathtaking piece is believed to be the only known copy extant. Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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