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    Glen or Glenda (I Led Two Lives) (Screen Classics Inc., 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Inspired by the real-life case of Christine Jorgensen, who underwent the first highly-publicized sex-change operation in 1952, this semi-autobiographical film, about a young man named Glen who likes to wear women's clothing, was obviously a deeply personal one for director and star Edward D. Wood Jr., himself a notorious transvestite. At its core, this is an impassioned plea for tolerance and acceptance, a courageous stance to take in the 1950s. Although Wood is often reviled for his lack of talent as a filmmaker, this is a decidedly entertaining film, highlighted by a bizarre, over-the-top performance by the great Bela Lugosi. Offered here is the very rare one sheet for this cult favorite. It has one pinhole in the bottom right, edge wear, a dust shadow in the top left border, a tear in the left edge at the bottom horizontal fold, and crossfold separations. These minor flaws aside, this is a very attractive and desirable poster, one that is rarely offered to the collecting public. Very Fine.

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