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    The Letter (Warner Brothers, 1940). Linen Finish Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    Based on a play by W. Somerset Maugham, which itself inspired by a true story, Bette Davis stars in one of her most riveting roles. The actress plays Leslie Crosby, the wife of a wealthy plantation owner in Malaya, who kills her married lover out of jealousy and attempts to hide the truth. The film was made previously starring Jeanne Eagles in 1929. Never offered before at Heritage, this stunning, linen finish half sheet is by far one of the best advertisements ever printed for the picture, featuring a dramatic image of Davis sure to catch the eye of any viewer. It looks fantastic after professional restoration addressed fold wear, chips in the borders and folds, and a few small border tears. The borders and the text lettering have been airbrushed, and there is some touchup applied to the gunsmoke. As an aside, there was never any lettering printed within the piece of paper printed below the title to represent the Letter as seen on the similar title card. Fine+ on Paper.


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