DescriptionSeed (Universal, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41") Book Style.
Based on the 1930 book, Seed: A Novel of Birth Control by Charles Gilman Norris, this is the story of a would-be novelist who abandons his family when an old flame reenters his life offering the literary success he has long sought. Starring John Boles, Lois Wilson, and Genevieve Tobin, the film is particularly noted as the second screen appearance of future superstar Bette Davis.
Born Ruth Elizabeth Davis in 1908, Bette got her start on the Broadway stage, but moved to Hollywood in 1930 to pursue a career in motion pictures. After an unsuccessful start at Universal, she signed with Warner Brothers in 1932, and her star began to rise quickly. She received serious critical acclaim in 1934 for her role in Of Human Bondage, and appeared opposite Humphrey Bogart in 1936's The Petrified Forest. Although the "book style" stone litho poster offered here does not picture Davis (about her appearance in this film as one of the children of John Boles and Lois Wilson, she said, "If you blinked for a moment you would have missed me. I should have joined the extra's union."), it does feature a lovely and evocative image of Lois Wilson rendered in bright, bold color. One of three styles released in support of this picture - another style is also presented in this auction - Heritage has never before offered this lovely vintage gem to the collecting public. Prior to expert professional restoration, this poster displayed holes in the right background, as well as in the left and top border, and approximately one eighth of an inch of missing paper in the top border. Two inches of the poster was missing on the right side, which means approximately one half to one inch of the right side image. After addressing these issues, the poster appears virtually flawless, making this prize piece fit to join even the finest collection. Don't miss out on this exceptionally rare vintage beauty. From the Berwick Discovery. Good/Very Good on Linen.
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