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    Salle de L'Étoile (1910). French Grande (46" X 62.75").
    This crowd pleaser was so popular in a previous sale, we feel very fortunate to be able to offer another quality example. French visual artist, Leon Gabriel L. Coulet fashioned this lovely stock stone lithograph around 1910 for the Salle de l'Etoile (The Hall of Stars), in Saint-Etienne, just a day trip, 310 miles south of Paris. He cleverly illustrates a voluptuous dance hall performer, her right hand resting on a vintage film projector of the day, throwing the film onto the open sheeting to the right of the poster, where the current attractions would be listed, much like vaudeville bills in the US. Imagine what might have filled one of these bills...a traveling shadow puppet act, mime troupe, a famous magic act, and then the finale of the evening, a cinema showing! Perhaps you would be fortunate enough to see one of director Jean Durand's latest short film love affairs of the American Wild West, his 1910's Amitie de Cow-Boy, or Les Aventures d'un Cow-Boy a Paris. The poster has some edge wear with chips, and a tear in the right and left borders. Older restoration has addressed some of these issues. The linen is trimmed to the edge of the poster. Very Fine- on Linen.


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