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    Seven Keys to Baldpate (Artcraft, 1917). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The original play from which this film was adapted debuted on Broadway at the Astor theater in September of 1913. It was George M. Cohen's mystery farce based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers, (who later went on to write the adventures of Charlie Chan). Seven Keys To Baldpate is easily Cohan's most popular play. While he is known mostly for his musical contributions, this play has been revived and filmed many, many times. Cohan himself starred in the first filmed version (1917) for which this very rare poster was made, and starred in the revival in 1935 for the Player's Club. This wonderful poster depicting Cohan as writer George Magee speaking with the reporter played by Anna Q. Nilsson had tears within the image and borders and was missing two small pieces. One at Cohan's right foot and a small area to the left of his head. The restoration on the poster was expertly and well done. A scarce item from what many consider to be Cohan's most popular silent screen effort. Very Good- on Linen.


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