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    Roman Holiday (Paramount, 1953). Italian 2 - Folio (39" X 55"). Originally intended to be a Frank Capra film starring Cary Grant and Elizabeth Taylor, this delightful comedy went through the hands of George Stevens before landing in the lap of William Wyler. Other actresses considered included Jean Simmons and Suzanne Cloutier. However, a legendary screen test ended up being the factor that got the role for newcomer Audrey Hepburn. This Italian 2-folio has light fold wear with minor chips on the credits and the bridge of Peck's nose. The poster has been mounted on linen and professionally restored, giving it a very clean appearance. There is a signature in the lower left corner of the image area, boldly signed by...someone giving an autograph. We have been unable to decipher the writing or discover who the mysterious signer was. Nevertheless, the poster has a beautiful image of Hepburn and her co-star Gregory Peck by noted Italian artist Ercole Brini. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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    March, 2007
    30th-31st Friday-Saturday
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