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    King of the Pecos (Republic, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    John Wayne stars in one of the many Republic Westerns he did before Stagecoach put him on the map as a major star. Wayne plays a lawyer who comes back to his home town to take down the crooked rancher who killed his parents. This one sheet has edge and fold wear with small tears and separations, and pen marks on the upper border. The poster itself is something of an anomaly in the hobby. It uses the original artwork from the film The Lonely Trail, which was released the same year as this picture. King of the Pecos actually had another one sheet with completely different artwork. The image presented here appears to be a stock poster that made use of the artwork Republic had on hand, and used a block letter treatment to sell another film, yet no other title but these two have ever been found using this convention. Regardless, this is an exceptionally pretty original and early John Wayne poster. Very Fine+.


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