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    Rasputin and the Empress (MGM, 1932). Pre-War Belgian (24.5" X 35").
    This historical drama about Rasputin and his hypnotic influence over the Russian Tsarina Alexandra is more of interest today for the events surrounding the film. This was the only film that John, Ethel, and Lionel Barrymore appeared in together. When it was released, two of the real people portrayed in the film sued MGM for libel and invasion of privacy. They won and the film was cut to assuage them. This beautiful pre-war Belgian poster had border chips, tape marks, and tears. These defects were professionally restored and the poster is mounted on linen. The theater imprint area has been attached to the top and there is a tax stamp applied to that imprint area. This was the usual case for this type of Belgian poster. Gorgeous stone litho artwork of the three Barrymore's is featured on the poster. Lionel is especially dramatic as Rasputin. Fine+ on Linen.


    Estimate: $600 - $800.

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