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    Higher and Higher (RKO, 1943). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. In 1943, Frank Sinatra was making teenagers in the theaters swoon and scream like nothing seen before, becoming the first teen idol in American music history. To capitalize on his new fame, RKO quickly signed him to a contract and rushed him into this, his first "starring" role in a film. It would be a small part, but the poster brazenly shouts "The Sinatra Show" in the top border. Indeed, Sinatra would perform five out the eight songs in the film. Basically playing himself, he would garner an Oscar nomination for the song "I Couldn't Sleep a Wink Last Night." This is a great unrestored and uncommon poster, with a very cool color portrait of Sinatra. Showing only minor edge wear, slight border smudges, small tears in the top and right border, and small creases in the top and bottom right corners, the future "Chairman of the Board" is ready for display. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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