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    The Blue Dahlia (Paramount, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). A film noir classic, this is the story of returning war vet Johnny Morrison (Alan Ladd) who, upon arriving home, finds his wife, Helen, (Doris Dowling) in the arms of another man. After a heated argument, Johnny walks out, but soon learns that his wife has been murdered and he's the chief suspect! To help prove his innocence, he turns to the ex-wife of Helen's lover, Joyce Harwood (Veronica Lake). From then on, it's a race to the finish, as, pursued by the police, Johnny tries to find the real killer. Written directly for the screen by Raymond Chandler under grueling conditions - Ladd had just been called up for military service and production had to be stepped up considerably - the screenplay was nominated for an Academy Award. Offered here is the classic one sheet,. one of the most desirable of the film noir genre. It had pinholes, small edge tears, an extra vertical crease in the right side, a small hole in the bottom horizontal crease, a hole in Ladd's eyebrow with a small amount of paper loss, a replaced bottom right corner, and a tiny hole in Lake's head. Professional restoration has done a remarkable job of rendering these slight flaws virtually invisible, making this a poster that displays extremely well. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    July, 2008
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