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    The Wizard of Oz (MGM, 1939). Very Fine- on Paper. Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A.
    This musical fantasy film was produced by MGM at an expense estimated at $2,700,000, 1939 depression era dollars, but only earned the studio just over $3 million in return despite positive reviews. A small return in the day. It was the 1956 television revival which would become an annual tradition that has made this film one of the most loved and remembered in history. Starring a 16 year-old Judy Garland and a brilliant supporting cast, the film is one of the most collected titles in the poster hobby. Skilled restoration has rendered any wear previously seen in this half sheet imperceptible, fitting for a poster boasting such vibrant colors as seen in this impressive piece. These conservation efforts have completely repaired such prior issues as edge and fold wear, mild fold separations, and a few pinholes in the borders and background. Also corrected were a few small tears in the borders, two of which extended slightly into the right background. The poster once had a fold separation from the left border through Dorothy's image to the edge of the Tin Man's leg. Restoration has rendered these issues previously listed invisible and airbrushed the borders, making this piece a prized acquisition for any serious collector of this classic film memorabilia. Very Fine- on Paper.


    Estimate: $40,000 - $80,000.

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