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    Rent Free (Paramount, 1922). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Starving artist Wallace Reid (who is living on a rooftop!) helps a couple of waifs, Lila Lee and Gertrude Short, to take over the mansion of Lee's evil stepmother. Reid was a famous matinee idol who was featured in such classics as "Birth of a Nation," "Intolerance" and later his own starring vehicles. He died tragically at age 31 of a morphine addiction after being injured in a train wreck while making a film. This one sheet had enlarged pinholes, a hole in the area above Reid's head and one large hole in his right hand and small tears in the image area. The poster has been professionally mounted on linen and beautifully restored, so that it has a brand new appearance. A wonderful portrait of Reid, done in beautiful stone litho. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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