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    Marihuana (Roadshow Attractions, 1936). Trimmed Window Card (14" X 19").
    Although the film was about the evils of smoking marijuana, the artwork on the poster would lead one to believe the film was actually about heroin. And when Dwain Esper produced this film, that was the message he was conveying-- that the use of marijuana is addicting after just one puff, and would lead to heroin addiction. The film is one of the true cult classics of the 1930s and became far more popular on college campuses in the 1960s for its "campiness" than when it was first released. The posters for the film were as low budget as the picture itself and are quite rare as the film didn't play in major theatres. Heritage has never before sold a window card for this cult classic, and this particular example shows edge wear, mild creases, a tear in the right border, and corner bends at the bottom. There is a small chip in the lower right corner, pinholes in the corners, and the card has toning. The imprint area has been trimmed and there is a piece of masking tape on the verso. Fine+


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