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    The Great Ziegfeld (MGM, 1936). Insert (14" X 36").
    William Powell has the title role as Florenz Ziegfeld, the smooth-talking producer who convinces a European stage actress (Luise Rainer) to appear in his new "Follies" show. The winner of the Best Picture Academy Award, Rainer also won the first of her two Oscars for this fictionalized three-hour epic. The film looked as if it would be beyond the scope of Universal Studios finances at the time, so they sold the rights to MGM for $300,000. The film would ultimately cost MGM $2 million to produce - a huge sum for that day - but it would earn over $40 million! Colorful and showing only minor imperfections, such as smudging at the top, a top right corner bend, a small tear in the bottom border, left border, and soft horizontal creasing, this beauty is an excellent find. Folded, Fine/Very Fine.


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    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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