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    Of Human Bondage (RKO, 1934) Australian Daybill (14.5" X 40"). This was the first of the three screen versions that were based on the novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Bette Davis was elevated to stardom in her role as Mildred Rogers, a lower class waitress who manipulates Leslie Howard's sympathetic, club-footed character. So powerful was Davis' performance in the film that the buzz soon went around the industry that she was a sure shot for an Academy Award. Davis was on loan from Warner's however when she made the film and the studio didn't mount much of a publicity campaign, since they would be elevating rival RKO in the process. This gorgeous, original release Australian stone litho daybill features stunning images of both Davis and Howard. Paper for this title is almost non-existant. There are light fold lines, pinholes in the borders and graphics, minor border stains and one corner creases. Fine/Very Fine.

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