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    Hi De Ho (All-American, 1947). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Cab Calloway stars as himself in this musical tale filled with gangsters, night clubs, and jealousy in a plot inspired by Cab's biggest hit, "Minnie the Moocher." Mainly a vehicle for Calloway and his talented orchestra, this film featured other great jazz songs of the day like "St. James' Infirmary" and an a cappella version of "Minnie Was a Hep Cat," as well as performances by the sonorous Peters Sisters, the tap dancing Miller Brothers, and an appearance by Dusty Fletcher in a presentation of his famous sketch, "Open the Door, Richard." Given the social climate at the time, this film had very limited distribution and few posters remain from its release. Restoration has addressed pinholes in the corners, a minute chip in the bottom left corner, small tears in the top right corner and left border, and a curving tear from the left border into Cab's cheek. There is touchup in the folds and title. Very Fine- on Linen.


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