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    Flying Down to Rio (RKO, 1933). Two Sheet (41" X 54"). Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers danced together for the very first time in this delightful early RKO musical. Originally, the film was just another vehicle for the lovely and talented Delores del Rio but Rogers and Astaire stole the show with their dance number, "The Carioca." Catapulted by glowing reviews, the pair would go on to star in nine films of their own. Offered here is an extremely rare two sheet poster, printed only for distribution in the New York area and used for outdoor advertising. As far as we know, this is the only surviving example of this rare poster size for this film, it having been saved by the original artist and passed down to his family. The artwork was done by Harold Seroy, who started at the art department of Warner Brothers in 1930, but went on to work for all the major studios until retiring in 1960. Although fairly unknown today, he designed the posters for such films as The Barefoot Contessa with Ava Gardner and Gilda with Rita Hayworth. The poster has had some border restoration and other touchup work on the folds. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.



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