Red Dust (MGM, 1932). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Hal...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionRed Dust (MGM, 1932). Fine/Very Fine on Paper. Half Sheet (22" X 28").
Life in Indochina is dull but simple for rubber plantation overseer Dennis Carson (Clark Gable), until stranded hooker Vantine (Jean Harlow) shows up, followed by Gary Willis (Gene Raymond) and his attractive young wife Barbara (Mary Astor), who quickly locks her sights on Gable. Risqué even by pre-Code standards, this was the second of six pictures to feature the incendiary team of Gable and Harlow. Dialogue filled with sexual innuendo and a fiery chemistry between the stars made this one of MGM's biggest money-makers. The pair absolutely sizzle on this scandalous half sheet, which has been restored to address mild creases, small tears, and chips in the borders. There was a tear into the background to the right, a chip in Gable's hairline, and the borders and white background have been airbrushed.
Estimate: $8,000 - $16,000.
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