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    Flying Down to Rio (RKO, 1933). Pre-War Belgian (24.5" X 34").
    Here is the film that began the career of the most popular dance team in cinematic history - Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Flying Down to Rio ostensibly starred Dolores Del Rio and Gene Raymond, but Astaire and Rogers steal the film with their incredible dance number done to the tune of "The Carioca." In fact, as shown on this very rare Belgian poster, Carioca was the film's title in Europe. It was a tremendous hit there, just as it was here in the States. What makes this poster particularly desirable is that Astaire and Rogers are both pictured on it, something that didn't occur on the U.S. one sheet. Prior to restoration, there was light fold wear and a tear on the top border. Very Fine on Linen.


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