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    Jungle Girl (Republic, 1941). One Sheet (27" X 41") Chapter One -- "Death by Voodoo."
    When the serial format started to lose steam in the early 1940s, Republic decided to return to a formula popularized in the earliest days of the chapterplay: a strong leading female character, reminiscent of such cinematic legends as Pearl White, Ruth Roland, and Mary Fuller. The result was this jungle epic, starring Francis Gifford as Nyoka, a young girl raised in the jungle, in a serial based on a story by Tarzan creator Edgar Rice Burroughs. This serial was so successful that it spawned a sequel, Perils of Nyoka, released in 1942. Offered here is a rare all-art Chapter One one sheet, without the inset photos found on later chapter posters. It shows pinholes in the corners, edge wear, some tearing in the top border extending into the field and in the right side, fold wear with crossfold separation, a light surface abrasion in the center, and a corner chip in the top center. Aside from mounting on linen, restoration has been minimal, leaving an attractive poster, that will make a welcome addition to any serial collection. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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