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    Salle de L'Étoile French Theatre Poster (1910). Stock French Grande (47" X 63").
    The 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, a few hours south of Paris. He exquisitely illustrates a voluptuous dance hall performer in red gloves and gown, amid flowing theatre curtains, brandishing a star-topped staff in her hand echoing the name of the theatre. Her right hand rests 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. It's feathers and finery for the well-heeled crowd at the bottom of the poster, with the requisite opera glasses in use. 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 audiences were fortunate enough to see one of director Jean Durand's latest short film love affairs of the American Wild West, his 1910 Amitie de Cow-Boy, or Les Aventures d'un Cow-Boy a Paris. The poster was printed by A. Pomeon and Son. Captivating and grand in scale, this would make a dramatic display on any collector's wall, a film room, theatre, or restaurant. Very Fine+ on Linen.

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