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    Manhattan Melodrama (MGM, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C.
    Theater-goers in the 1930s escaped Depression woes by flocking to the wildly popular gangster films. Even mobster John Dillinger couldn't stay away from this film. Unfortunately for him, this film would be the last he would see, as he would be gunned down by the feds just minutes after leaving the theater. MGM, too, couldn't avoid the blossoming, dark genre. However, they maintained their characteristically pleasant and colorful style, unlike the gritty realism of Warner Brothers. The combination of Myrna Loy, William Powell and Clark Gable made the film a hit and continues to make the paper desirable. This is the very rare and desirable style C one sheet. With much skill, professional restoration has recreated the background, borders, credits, and title on this poster. The majority of the artwork is intact with tears and small chips at the folds, excepting a strip across at the bottom that has been replaced. Please note that a significant portion of this fantastic poster has been reproduced using reference photos to ensure the greatest accuracy possible, making it look as beautiful as the day it was printed. Fair on Linen.


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    November, 2017
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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