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    Luke's Washful Waiting (Pathe', 1916). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Hal Roach met Harold Lloyd in 1913 at the Edison Company in San Diego, and when he inherited enough money to begin a small production studio (Phun Philms, soon renamed Rolin), he contacted Lloyd to star in the kind of films he really wanted to make: comedies. With a handful of self-produced shorts starring Lloyd, he landed a contract with Pathe, who literally paid Roach by the exposed foot of film! This extremely rare one sheet is from a series Roach directed with Harold Lloyd called the "Lonesome Luke Comedies." An admitted imitation of Chaplin's "Little Tramp" character, the star would abandon this series only a year after this film. This poster displays older restoration with chips, a missing slice in the lower right border, cracking paint, and a replaced bottom border. However, it's still a very attractive poster from the earliest days of the cinema, and nearly 100 years old! Good+ on Linen.

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