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    Through the Back Door (United Artists, 1921). Window Card (14" X 22"). In turn-of-the-century Belgium, a young widow (Gertrude Astor) remarries to a wealthy American, and is forced to leave her young daughter Jeanne (Mary Pickford) behind with the child's nurse (Helen Raymond). The mother returns several years later but the nurse, not wanting to give up custody, tells her Jeanne is dead. However, when Belgium is invaded in 1914, the nurse fears for the child's safety and sends the now-teenaged girl to America to reunite with her mother. A well-mounted production, one of only two films to be co-directed by her brother Jack, this features many of the elements that Pickford often used in her films. The card is in beautiful condition, and would grade much higher except for the fact that the top imprint area was trimmed and has been replaced. It remains a superb piece, and a great collectible from this Hollywood pioneer. Fine+ on Cardstock.

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