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    The Shanghai Gesture (United Artists, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is a beautiful poster for famed director Josef von Sternberg's last great film, which helped launch the careers of both Gene Tierney and Victor Mature. Tierney plays the long-lost daughter of Walter Huston. She is used as a pawn in a power struggle between Huston and Mother Gin Sling (Ona Munson), as she becomes hopelessly addicted to Munson's gambling den. The troubled script went through 30 revisions before it was approved by the Hays Office censors. This poster has fold wear with cross fold separations and pin holes in the corners. There are tape scuffs on the back (which don't show through), on the corners, and left and center top, and a 3" tear in the right border. The poster has been very nicely restored and placed on linen, giving it an excellent appearance. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2006
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