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    Monkey Business (Paramount, 1931). Trolley Card (21" X 27").
    Norman Z. McLeod directs the zany antics of the Marx Brothers - Harpo, Chico, Groucho, and Zeppo - in one of their earliest films, which is the first one made exclusively for the screen. On board an ocean liner headed to New York, the brothers get involved with gangsters, women, puppet shows, and romance in one long crazy ride. Classic bits include the Maurice Chevalier disguise used by all four to get past customs, the brothers' rendition of "Sweet Adeline" while hiding in barrels of herring, and Harpo's bit with the Punch and Judy show. Posters from this beloved classic are very hard to come by and here we are offering a spectacular item -- a beautifully silk screened trolley card which shows only surface scratches, two corner bumps, and foxing in two borders. The wonderful caricatures are by Constantin Alajalov, a Russian immigrant who fled the revolution and became of of New York's hottest artists. He did most of the art for this film's release. Fine+.


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