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    The Wife of the Pharaoh (EFA, 1922). French Grande (47" X 63").
    The legendary director Ernst Lubitsch filmed this Egyptian epic midway through his career, while he was still in his native Germany. This was at the height of the craze for all things Egyptian, with the recent discoveries of the tombs of the ancient Pharaohs. It was the worldwide notice of this film that brought Lubitsch to America in 1923 on a promotional tour. Soon he would move to Hollywood and become known for his successful run of sophisticated romantic comedies. Heading a cast of thousands in this film is Lubistch-favorite Emil Jannings, who would later star in Josef von Sternberg's Blue Angel. Dagny Servaes is featured as the daughter of the king of the Ethiopians (Paul Wegener) and is offered in marriage to Pharaoh Amenes (Jannings) to keep the peace between their two countries. Prior to professional restoration, this French grande had chips at the top border, one in the top left corner, and fold wear with small chips. This rare and historically important poster has spectacular stone litho artwork that few can match! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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