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    Topsy and Eva (United Artists, 1927). Lobby Cards (6) (11" X 14").
    Inspired by Harriet Beecher Stowe's important novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, this movie was based on a stage play by Catherine Chisolm Cushing that starred the Duncan Sisters, Rosetta and Vivian, a popular vaudeville act. Vivian is the saintly Little Eva, the glamorous little girl who purchases poor Topsy, played by Rosetta in blackface, for a nickel at a slave auction when no one else will buy her. From then on, the two are fast friends. Noble Johnson, best known as the native chieftain in King Kong, appears in this picture as Uncle Tom. In fantastic condition, these rare lobby cards show a small stain in the lower border, and some light smudging. One has a stain in the upper right corner, and one card has a tear in the upper left corner area. Very Fine.


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