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    Mr. Robinson Crusoe (United Artists, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 81"). The next to last film featuring the long-reigning King of Hollywood, Douglas Fairbanks Sr., this delightful film could well have been the inspiration for TV's Gilligan's Island. While sailing on his yacht, Steve Drexel (Fairbanks) bets his friends that, armed only with his toothbrush, he can survive, and thrive, on a nearby desert island. With that, he jumps overboard and swims to shore, followed by his faithful dog. In a short time, Drexel has constructed a lavish home for himself, stocked with every modern convenience - all made out of native materials - and has even managed to teach some of the island's animals to perform simple tasks. The icing on the cake is when he discovers a beautiful woman on "his" island whom he dubs Saturday (Maria Alba). Filled with the energetic optimism and "can-do" spirit that made Fairbanks a star in the 1920s, this is a great showcase for the talents of a wonderful actor. The beautiful stone litho three sheet offered here, featuring a glorious portrait of Fairbanks and Alba on their private beach, had pinholes in the corners, crossfold separation with some small amount of paper loss, and a tear in the top right of the bottom panel, but professional restoration has rendered these slight flaws all but invisible. For Fairbanks fans, it doesn't get much better than this! Very Fine on Linen.

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