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    My Man Godfrey (Universal, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41") Style C.
    Discerning collectors will appreciate this very rare, highly significant find -- the elusive one sheet for the classic 1930s screwball comedy, My Man Godfrey. William Powell and Carole Lombard star in director Gregory La Cava's fun loving film that has always rated at the top of everyone's "All Time Greatest Comedies" list. Powell stars as a hobo named Godfrey who is hired by spoiled rich girl Lombard as a prank to annoy her family. Her sister does all she can to prove Godfrey a fraud, but to no avail. In the meantime, Lombard's character realizes she is falling in love with Godfrey. Imagine everyone's surprise when they discover who Godfrey really is! This beautiful, art deco style poster, with artwork by Karoly Grosz, rarely shows up for auction and this is only the second time Heritage has sold a one sheet to this title. This style is considered by many to be the best of the different posters produced for the film. Inadvertently left to go into public domain, the film itself has survived in inferior prints and badly duped quality. Recently, however, a UCLA preserved camera negative print has been released on DVD, restoring the film to its original glory. Only light signs of handling can be noted: two small tears near the bottom of the left edge with archival tape on the verso, three pieces of archival tape along the top border on the verso, a minor vertical stain in the bottom right background, pinholes in the borders, tape on the verso at the top crossfold, a very tiny tear in Lombard's cheek, and minor wrinkling along the edges and near the folds. An extremely well preserved, unrestored first class poster! Folded, Very Fine.




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