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    Lillian Russell (20th Century Fox, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style A. One of the most famous actresses of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Lillian Russell was a popular and controversial figure. Appearing in everything from vaudeville revues to Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, Russell was married several times and was, later on, the "companion" of American businessman and philanthropist "Diamond Jim" Brady. Outspoken and extremely charismatic, Russell was the subject of this elaborate biopic starring Alice Faye, which, if it's not entirely accurate, is nonetheless highly entertaining. This glorious one sheet, with an entrancing image of Faye as the ultimate diva, shows fold wear with crossfold separations, pinholes in the corners, a small chip in the right border, as well as some slight staining in all the borders. These minor flaws do nothing to detract from the overwhelming appeal of this classic piece. Very Fine-.

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