King of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Fine/Very ...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionKing of the Underworld (Warner Brothers, 1939). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Linen Finish Insert (14.25" X 36").
Humphrey Bogart appears as a gangster with a Napoleonic streak in this bullet-laced crimer. Bogart and his gang take doctor Kay Francis and writer James Stephenson hostage while Bogart dictates his exploits as a top notch thug. Bogey really had become "King of the Underworld" at this point in his career, having perfected his "heavy" gangster persona in films like The Petrified Forest, Dead End, and Angels with Dirty Faces. One of the best poster designs made for the picture, this dynamic insert now looks excellent after very well done professional restoration. It had pinholes in the corners, a tear with slight paper loss in the left upper border, and a tear in the right upper border. It was once folded and had typical fold wear, a horizontal crimp below the title, and there are areas of touchup in the borders. Heritage has only offered this scarce format twice before! Fine/Very Fine on Paper.
Estimate: $7,000 - $14,000.
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