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    Murder at the Vanities (Paramount, 1934). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The popular 1930s and '40s Broadway revue The Earl Carrol Vanities is the backdrop for this murder mystery, sprinkled with variety acts including a jazzy number headed by the great Duke Ellington. Released just weeks before the full enforcement of the constraining production code, this 1934 musical pushed the risque envelope with an incredible number of nearly topless dancers, women undressing backstage, lewd jokes, and black and white performers dancing on stage at the same time, risque in those days! Victor McLaglen plays a detective with wandering eyes for the showgirls, with Jack Oakie taking the role of a determined theater manager, and Carl Brisson and Kitty Carlisle play the part of the devoted lovers. A first time offer from Heritage, this bright stone litho poster has had touchup applied to the folds, pinholes in the bordes and background, and some small border tears. There was some creasing and mild tears towards the upper right prior to restoration. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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