Mr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). Fine on Lin...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionMr. Smith Goes to Washington (Columbia, 1939). Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27.5" X 41") Style B.
Frank Capra directs James Stewart in one of his most beloved roles as Jefferson Smith, a naive young man appointed to fill a vacant Senate seat. He quickly learns the realities of Washington politics when he befriends a cynical reporter played by Jean Arthur, and goes up against a political machine led by his personal hero, another senator played by Claude Rains. An honest man in a sea of corruption, Smith's simple goodness and integrity win the day in the end. A perennial favorite, the film boasts two different versions of the one sheet, both of which are always in high demand. This style B one sheet now professionally restored, once displayed such indications of use as edge and fold wear, fold separations, pinholes, and small chips. The poster had two large gouges, one of which was in the right background with a strip of paper loss, and the other extended from Jean Arthur's credit into the lower background with a minor paper lift. There was a horizontal cut extending from the left border into James Stewart's hat, which has a faintly visible tape stain. Also addressed was an ink censorship stamp in the lower background. The title area and parts of the borders have been airbrushed.
Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.
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