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    Of Human Bondage (RKO, 1934). Folded, Fine+. Italian Foglio (27.25" X 39.5") Anselmo Ballester Artwork.
    Heritage is pleased to present this Italian poster for its debut appearance. As the picture that catapulted Bette Davis into the limelight, Of Human Bondage is remembered as an outstanding vehicle which secured Davis' stardom in Hollywood. Many believe that Davis should have taken home the 1934 Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as Mildred Rogers in this adaptation of the 1915 novel by W. Somerset Maugham. Boasting artwork from the renowned Anselmo Ballester, this poster features a prominent portrait of Leslie Howard and only a shadowy silhouette of Bette Davis seen in profile, as she was not well known in Italy at the time. Indications of handling include a few creases, slight fold separations, small tears, and pinholes. Also present are minor chips and paper lifts, unobtrusive stains, some toning, as well as thin pencil marks in the title. There are a couple of tax stamps with ink stamps in the upper left background, some ink transfer in Leslie Howard's image, in addition to crayon markings in the RKO logo. The verso has some writing as well as a few pieces of cellophane tape.


    Estimate: $4,000 - $8,000.

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    Bidding Begins Approx.
    February
    28th Friday
    Auction Dates
    March
    21st-22nd Saturday-Sunday
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    38 Days
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