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    Rope (Warner Brothers, 1956). First Release Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78").
    Filmed with long takes and virtually no obvious "cuts," Rope was one of Hitchcock's most experimental films, his first in color, and one of the fabled "Lost Five" that went unseen for many years due to rights issues. Loosely based on the Leopold-Loeb case, it concerns a pair of amoral students (Farley Granger and John Dall) who murder a classmate for fun, stash his body in a chest, and then stage a dinner party. James Stewart plays their professor and intellectual role model. Artist Luigi Martinati did two paintings for this first Italian release. This one and the one used on the 2 foglio, which Heritage sold last year. Both are outstanding likenesses of the star and are perhaps the best posters released for the film though this larger style is taken from the U.S. one sheet. The poster has been conserved to linen but has no touchup or paint work applied so it is merely stabilized on a Japanese paper backing and linen and ready to have some professional restoration applied. This is the first time we have ever offered this rare poster for a Hitchcock classic. Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2013
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