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    I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang (Warner Brothers, 1932). Leader Press One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is a stunning and attractive one sheet for one of the most important and influential films of the 1930s. Although often grouped with gangster pictures such as "Little Caesar" and "The Public Enemy," "Fugitive" actually addressed a specific social ill of the day: the brutal and inhumane chain gangs that flourished throughout America. After this film shone a spotlight on the abuses inherent in that system, it quickly came to an end, demonstrating the power of Hollywood to sway public opinion. Interestingly, some jurisdictions have reintroduced the concept of chaingangs in recent years, to much public criticism. Paper on this title is notoriously scarce, and the poster offered here, produced by Leader Press of Oklahoma City, is the only copy known to exist, to the best of our knowledge. It displays fold wear and some crossfold separation, including a chip at the centerpoint, and some slight inpainting on the title. A small piece has been removed from each of the top corners. However, professional restoration and linenbacking has rendered these flaws next to invisible. The result is a powerful and dramatic poster from a very desirable title. Fine- on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2007
    13th-14th Tuesday-Wednesday
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