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    Gone Harlem (Sack Amusement Enterprises, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). In the late thirties and throughout the forties, Al Sack, a Dallas-based film distributor, provided "ethnic films"for many theaters in the Southwest through his company, Sack Amusement Enterprises. Offered here is a rare "separate cinema" poster distributed by Sack, for an ethnic film starring Harlem favorite, Ethel Moses. Moses was often billed as "the Black Jean Harlow," and this prime, elusive poster features her as an aspiring model. Moses appeared in four Oscar Micheaux films and danced for Cab Calloway in Hi-De-Ho. Posters for "All-Negro" casts, due to their limited distribution, remain aggressively sought after. Before restoration, there were very mild crossfold separations, a minor chip in the bottom center border, and a small chip in the top center border. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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