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DescriptionLaughter in Paradise (Associated British-Pathé Limited, 1951). British Lobby Card (11" X 14").
Mario Zampi directs this delightful British romp which stars Alastair Sim, but the real footnote of interest to this film is the second screen appearance of an actress who would change screen history. Audrey Hepburn was merely a young actress trying to make her way when she was cast as the cigarette girl in this comedy. But as great luck would have it, she is featured on one of the British lobby cards as seen here and is no doubt her first appearance on any movie poster! Similar to the unlikely appearance of a young Marilyn Monroe on a lobby from Love Happy, this card has to rate as one of the most collectible of early screen appearances. This is a first time offer from Heritage. Professional restoration has addressed pinholes and small tears in the borders and creases in the interior. A few of the tears extend slightly into the background, and some of the pinholes are still visible. There were tape stains with surface paper loss at the edges of the background, and the borders have been partially airbrushed. There is a bit of post-restoration paper loss in the lower right border. Fine/Very Fine.
Estimate: $600 - $1,200.
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