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    Gary Cooper Personality Poster (Paramount, Early 1930s). Poster (27" X 41").
    For many, Gary Cooper, the strong, tall, stoic actor was the American ideal for his generation, and is still admired today for his honest, understated, endearing performances in classic after classic. Ernest Hemingway was honored to have the great Coop play his protagonists in the screen adaptations of A Farewell to Arms and For Whom the Bell Tolls. During his lifetime, Cooper received five Academy Award nominations for Best Actor, winning twice for Sergeant York and High Noon. Years later, the American Film institute would rank Cooper as 11th among male stars in their list "One Hundred Years...One Hundred Stars." In 2003, his performances as Will Kane in High Noon, Lou Gehrig in The Pride of the Yankees and Alvin York in Sergeant York made the AFI's "100 Years...100 Villains and Heroes" list, all of them as heroes. The poster has pinholes in the corners, edge wear,and edge tears, a tear in the bottom border, minor surface creasing and cellophane tape on the verso. This is a beautifully produced personality poster from a Charles Lennox Wright II painting, printed on a heavy weight paper. Wright was a very fine painter who studied with William Merritt Chase and illustrated movie posters for Paramount and RKO in the 1920's and 30's. Rolled, Fine-.


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    March, 2010
    19th-20th Friday-Saturday
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