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    Gary Cooper in "The Virginian" by Gene Robert Richee (Paramount, 1929). Still (8" X 10").
    Vintage black and white, single weight, glossy still. Gary Cooper was unsure what the reaction would be to this, his first talking film, fearing that his voice wasn't up to the task of sound films. In spite of his fears, the movie was not only a major success, but it catapulted Cooper from the ranks of solid character actor to legitimate superstar, a lofty position he would enjoy for the rest of his storied career. Seen here as the Virginian - the character's name is never mentioned in the movie - this early still of a young Cooper has a light crease in the bottom right, a photographer's stamp, and some black paper on the reverse from when the photo was mounted in an album. Overall, it is in superb condition, a real find for any true Cooper fan. Very Fine+.


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