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    Love Before Breakfast (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Glamorous Carole Lombard's movie career was almost over before it began. In 1926, after making a handful of films, Lombard was involved in a serious car accident, which left her face badly scarred. After extensive plastic surgery, Fox canceled her contract, but she managed to find work with Mack Sennett, turning out 13 two-reelers in 18 months. Full-length features at Pathe and Paramount soon followed, making her one of Hollywood's biggest stars. Unlike many actors and actresses of the time, Lombard made the successful transition from silent to sound films, aided by her sultry, silky voice. She was noted for her down-to-earth personality and feisty nature, perfectly captured in this exceptional one sheet. In this classic comedy, Lombard, as Park Avenue beauty Kay Colby, is courted by both oil company owner Scott Miller (Preston Foster) and her fiance, who is also Miller's employee, Bill Wadsworth (Cesar Romero). Miller tries to interfere with the couple by having Wadsworth transferred to Japan, but love conquers all in the end. A triumph of Art Deco design, this film is known for featuring some of the most incredible photography of Lombard ever captured on film. The gorgeous stone litho one sheet offered here is exceptionally rare, offering one of the best-known images of this beloved star ever released. The poster has pinholes in the corners, faint fold wear, and a few scuffs on the back. Absolutely one of the best Lombard posters ever produced, you will be hard-pressed to find a copy in better condition. Bid now on this ultra-rare beauty! Very Fine/Near Mint.



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