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    These Three (United Artists, 1936). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). When told that the leading characters of Lillian Hellman's Broadway play "The Children's Hour" were lesbians, producer Samuel Goldwyn supposedly replied, "Who cares? We'll make them Americans." The Production Code office was not so flexible, as they denied Goldwyn permission to use the play's original title. Hellman herself adapted her play for the screen and completely eliminated all homosexual subtext. The two female managers of a boarding school are ruined by a malicious student's rumor -- not that they have "unnatural feelings" for each other -- but that one has had an affair with the boyfriend (Joel McCrea) of the other. This beautiful stone litho three sheet depicts each woman (Miriam Hopkins and Merle Oberon) in portrait, with the man that comes between them. A border has been added in restoration, which also repaired fold separation and a few minor tears. Fine- on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2005
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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