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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). After a string of disappointing films in the mid-1930s, Katharine Hepburn was publicly labeled "box office poison." Her answer to that was to return to Broadway, where she starred in the stage version of The Philadelphia Story, a play written specifically for her by Philip Barry. A smash hit, Hepburn purchased the movie rights and sold them to MGM, retaining the right to select her own director - George Cukor - and her own co-stars - Cary Grant and James Stewart. The result was a triumphant return to the screen in a role that garnered her a Best Actress Academy Award nomination, and instantly reignited her movie career. The lobby card offered here shows all three stars and has, tears in the top, left, and bottom borders, and blunted corners, all of which are very minor concerns. This is a very desirable card from a classic film. Fine+.

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