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    It Happened One Night (Columbia, R-1937). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style B.
    Considered one of the great romantic comedies, this classic was directed by Frank Capra and tells the tale of a pampered socialite (Claudette Colbert) who tries to get out from under her father's thumb, and falls in love with a roguish reporter (Clark Gable). The plot was based on the magazine story Night Bus by muckraking journalist and author, Samuel Hopkins Adams. Paper from this film, the first to sweep all of the major categories at the Academy Awards, is exceedingly scarce. Heritage is very pleased to present for the first time this spectacular stone litho one sheet from the 1937 re-release. It is the exact same image as the original release poster using the same printing plates, the only difference being the date in the lower left corner. Collectors will be hard pressed to find more beautiful images of Gable and Colbert than those filling this poster. The linen has been trimmed to the edge. Touchup was applied to the folds and pinholes in the borders. The paper is lifting slightly from the linen in the top corners. None of these imperfections diminish this as a top collectible from the Golden Age of Hollywood. Very Fine on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2016
    26th-27th Saturday-Sunday
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