Riptide (MGM, 1934). Fine- on Linen. One Sheet (27...
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DescriptionRiptide (MGM, 1934). Fine- on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D.
Making its debut appearance at Heritage is this lovely stone litho one sheet from Norma Shearer's last pre-Code picture. Just a mere two-and-a-half months later, the Motion Picture Production Code would begin its reign of film censorship, forcing a major readjustment for Shearer's screen persona of a liberated woman. The colorful one sheet offered here hints at the scandalous plot of a married woman caught between two men with the image of the starlet in her revealing, borderline diaphanous nightgown, one of the most famous images from the entirety of Shearer's career. Well-conserved, this exceedingly rare poster used to show fold wear and separation, extra vertical folds, small chips, and tears into the interior. Prior to restoration, the right and bottom borders were trimmed up to the printing, and the top and left borders were trimmed by approximately 0.5." Airbrushing has been applied to the borders and much of the background, giving the poster a nice, finished look.
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.
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