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    The Road to Mandalay (MGM, R-1930s). French Grande (47" X 63").
    In this Tod Browning-directed classic, Lon Chaney plays Singapore Joe, a man with a past who now runs a Mandalay brothel. His daughter Rosemary (Lois Moran) has been raised in a convent and knows nothing of her father's existence, until Joe finds out that the man Rosemary's in love with (Owen Moore) is an old criminal accomplice of his. Joe tries to save Rosemary from destruction, with tragic results. The collaborations between Browning and Chaney were, in many ways, the high points of both men's careers, and the ten pictures they made together are universally regarded as some of Chaney's very best. Offered here is a stunning Grande from an early sound re-release of this classic silent film. It had fold wear with chips, crossfold separation, chipping in the top and bottom border, and small tears at the edges with one in the top that extends into the credits area. After expert professional restoration, however, these defects can only be seen under the closest scrutiny, giving this rare and highly desirable poster a like-new appearance. Paper from Chaney's films, especially those directed by Browning, is extremely scarce, so bid now on this rare beauty. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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