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    In a Lonely Place (Columbia, 1951). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55").
    Without a doubt, foreign paper from director Nicholas Ray's unusual and cultish film noir far surpasses the domestic offerings. This Italian example is no exception. Master film poster artist Anselmo Ballester (On the Waterfront, Spellbound, Lady from Shanghai, etc) produced some of the most striking and moody images for American films, especially those of Humphrey Bogart. Here, Ballester captures Bogart as Dixon Steele, a writer who may or may not be a murderer. In his arms is perennial femme fatale Gloria Grahame, as Bogart's girlfriend who fears for her life. Heritage has not sold this format in eight years, and given that only a small number of posters survived from that lean post-war period in Italy, this piece is truly exceptional. Restoration has the 2-foglio presenting nicely, as touchup has been applied to pinholes in the corners, and small paper loss at the top vertical fold, right border, and bottom border that extends slightly into the credits. Fine+ on Linen.


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