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    Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). Autographed Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    In one of James Stewart's most beloved roles, he plays Jefferson Smith, a naive young man appointed to fill a vacant Senate seat, who quickly learns the realities of Washington politics. An honest man in a sea of vipers, Smith's simple goodness and integrity win the day in the end. This is the first time we have offered a half sheet from this perennial favorite; this particular copy, signed "Jimmy Stewart" and "Frank Capra," has fold wear, creasing in the right and left sides, edge wear, and pinholes in the corners, but this linen paper beauty displays very nicely. From the collection of Artie Kern, A/V man to Oscar winning songwriter Sammy Cahn for many years, who was also personal lyricist to Frank Sinatra for almost fifty years. Kern was also Memorabilia Consultant to the Songwriters Hall of Fame Museum in New York City and many of his items were on display there from 1980 until 1985 when it closed. Sammy Cahn helped Kern obtain the autographs as he was president of the hall for over 17 years and almost all of the signatures were from his personal friends. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.




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