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    Humoresque (Warner Brothers, 1946). Italian Foglio (27.5" X 39").
    In this melodrama based on a Fannie Hurst novel, John Garfield and Joan Crawford are a concert violinist and his patron. Garfield has spent his life scratching his way up from poverty and preparing to be a world-class violinist. He finally succeeds when socialite and painfully neurotic Crawford takes him under her wing and gives him financial and emotional support. A tempestuous love affair unravels between the two, and her need to be first in his life, combined with his complete dedication to his art, causes heartbreak and tragedy. This gorgeous Italian poster depicts the tortured Ms. Crawford rendered by the gifted hands of renowned poster artist Luigi Martinati. Making its first appearance in a Heritage auction, this Italian foglio is a stunner after professional restoration. Touchup was applied to folds, one pinhole in each corner and the center of the left and right border, and writing, formally on the verso, in the white area of the bottom section has been corrected. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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