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    Seven Keys to Baldpate (Artcraft, 1917). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    The original play from which this film was adapted debuted on Broadway at the Astor theater in September of 1913. It was George M. Cohen's mystery farce based on the novel by Earl Derr Biggers, (who later went on to write the adventures of Charlie Chan). Seven Keys To Baldpate is easily Cohan's most popular play. Cohan himself starred in the first filmed version (1917) for which this very rare poster was made, and starred in the revival in 1935 for the Player's Club. This remarkable "key motif" stone litho poster depicts Cohan as writer George Magee startling a guilty looking young woman. The restoration on the poster was expertly and well done, addressing tears in the image area and a chip in Magee's jacket pocket. A scarce item from what many consider to be Cohan's most popular silent screen effort. Fine- on Linen.


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