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    Selfish Yates (Artcraft, 1918). One Sheet (27" X 41"). During his brief but successful career in silent films (1914-1925), Hart made some 20 short films and nearly 50 features. In this six reel picture, in which he produced, directed and starred, Hart plays Yates, the proprietor of a local Arizona saloon. Unable to find any other work, pretty Mary Adams (Jane Novak) is forced to scrub floors in Yates' establishment. At first treating her with the same disdain that he extends to the rest of the townsfolk, Yates slowly but surely falls in love with Mary, and for her sake, changes his selfish ways. This lovely, early stone litho one sheet features Hart with a dialog box that reads "Selfish Yates forgets himself." This may be the only copy of this rare poster to have survived the nearly 90 years since it was printed. There was the most minor fold and border wear before being expertly restored. The poster now displays beautifully. Very Fine on Linen.

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