Imitation of Life (Universal, 1934). Fine+ on Linen.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionImitation of Life (Universal, 1934). Fine+ on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41"). From the Mike Kaplan Collection
Claudette Colbert (as Beatrice Pullman) and Louise Beavers (as Delilah Johnson) star as two women, one white and one African American, who form an alliance and friendship to survive during the 1930s. When Delilah's daughter becomes ashamed of her race, she decides to get ahead in society by passing herself off as being white. Dated by today's standards, this was riveting drama during the Depression. Later remade starring Lana Turner and Juanita Moore. This rare and gorgeous stone litho poster is a first time offering from Heritage. The poster has been professionally conserved and shows some staining from the verso that bleeds through in areas primarily within the lower white credit area though not very distracting at all.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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