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    Children of the Sun (Public Welfare Pictures Corp., 1934). One Sheet (29" X 41.25").
    Arguably a man before his time, Samuel Cummins is remembered as one of the biggest pioneers of the exploitation genre in the early 1900s. Right off the bat, Cummins dove headlong into the taboo with the 1919 silent films The Solitary Sin and Wild Oats, continued into sound with Trial Marriage, Unguarded Girls, and this look at the titillating emergence of European nudism, Children of the Sun. He fought constant battles against various censorship organizations for his risque films, including an outright rejection from the New York board, which stated, "While the views of nudists in themselves do not in all cases display sex organs, the idea of sex is over-emphasized and exploited through the representation of nude men, women and children on the screen." Certainly a conversation piece, this poster shows wear with a couple small chips at the left and lower edges, dust shadows with foxing in the left and lower borders, small edge tears, and archival tape on the verso at the lower border. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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