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    In a Lonely Place (Columbia, 1951). Italian 2 - Foglio (39.25" X 54.25").
    Foreign paper from director Nicholas Ray's unusual and cultish film noir far surpasses the domestic offerings, and 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. Given that only a small number of posters survived from the lean post-war period in Italy, this piece is truly an exceptional offering. Restoration has the 2-foglio presenting nicely, with touchup to surface paper loss in the top right background and pinholes in the borders. Very Fine- on Linen.


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