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    Rain (Atlantic, R-1938). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Atlantic Pictures gained the distribution rights and re-issued some early 1930s films some six or seven years later. Their roster for 1938 included Scarface, Hell's Angels, and this 1932, Joan Crawford film, Rain. This stunning poster features Crawford as the prostitute Sadie Thompson as she stands defiantly, head thrown back, in a very low cut dress, and clutches at strands of curtain beads. This has to be one of the most successful re-issue posters ever printed. This three sheet is printed in three sections or separate sheets. There are corner pinholes and edge wear in the mid and top section, but they're covered when the pieces are joined. There is a small chip in the bottom right corner of the bottom section and fold wear with tape on the verso of the top section. Beautiful stone litho printing, and certainly one of the finest Crawford pieces ever printed. Fine/Very Fine.


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