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    Tobacco Road (20th Century Fox, 1941). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style B. Erskine Caldwell's controversial novel was first turned into a Broadway play, destined to become one of the longest-running productions in the history of the Great White Way. Heavily revised to make it more acceptable to the censors, this hilarious comedy is about a backwoods family of hillbillies led by clan patriarch Jeeter Lester (Charley Grapewin) about to be evicted from their land, and the comedic consequences that befall all who try to help. The movie boasts a great cast, including Marjorie Rambeau, Gene Tierney, Dana Andrews, Slim Summerville, and Ward Bond, under the direction of the legendary John Ford, making it a true classic. This beautiful paper-backed half sheet had one horizontal and three vertical fold lines, tears in the left border, cracking in the image area, and fold separations with small amounts of paper loss. Additionally, the top right corner was replaced, as was the bottom left border, with paint touch-ups in the credits. The professional restoration applied to this piece has been so expertly performed, it now has the appearance of a Near Mint poster. Folded, Good/Very Good on Paper.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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