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    Phantom of Chinatown (Monogram, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41.5").
    Keye Luke takes on the role of detective James "Jimmy" Lee Wong in this archeological mystery, the last on-screen iteration of Hugh Wiley's famous Chinese-American detective. Originally played by Boris Karloff, Luke's role as Wong broke ground in Hollywood, as he was the first Asian actor to depict a lead Asian detective in a sound picture. The poster's stone litho image looks great after professional restoration addressed pinholes in the borders and background, scattered small chips in the borders and interior, and applied touchup to the folds. There was an extra horizontal crease at the bottom into the background, a curving tear at the upper crossfold, and a jagged tear that extends from the bottom border into Keye Luke's jacket. Fine+ on Linen.

    Estimate: $500 - $1,000.

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