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    The Wages of Sin (Real Life Dramas, 1938). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Only a one sheet and this three sheet were made for the distribution of this depression era poverty row production, and both of them are extremely difficult to find. The film was about a young woman who falls in with the wrong man and becomes prostituted by him, until at last, to her, the only way to freedom is through killing the man. The posters hint at what would happen at the conclusion of the film. But perhaps the real "Hollywood Story" is the matronly figure in the lower right corner of the poster. The actress playing the "madam" of the brothel is Clara Kimball Young, once a major star in the silent era. Her legendary escapades with Lewis J. Selznick and others are far more interesting than any of her films. This is certainly one of the more important pieces of exploitation film history. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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    November, 2010
    12th-13th Friday-Saturday
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