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    Flying Down to Rio (RKO, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Virtually unknown at the time, Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire light up the screen in a dance number called "The Carioca" in this wonderful early RKO musical that actually features Delores del Rio and Gene Raymond as the leads. Fans and critics alike were so impressed with the Rogers-Astaire pairing that they were eventually reunited in nine subsequent films. The duo dance and sing, and plan a spectacular daredevil air show with hundreds of gorgeous girls, in order to save their friend's nightclub. Any item from this pre-Code film is a rarity, and offered here is a very popular title card with rich color. Minor signs of handling include a staple hole in Del Rio's chin, edge wear, light stains in the right border, smudging, a tear in the left border into the background, a tear in the top border with touchup, tape along the borders on the verso, surface paper loss in the left corners, and corner bends. Fine/Very Fine.


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