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    She Done Him Wrong (Paramount, 1933). Six Sheet (79" X 79").
    This, Mae West's first starring film role, was so bawdy and risque that it actually led to the formation of the National Legion of Decency, who decried the picture's "immorality." West, who had to be sewn into her slinky costumes for the role, plays Lady Lou, a woman who enjoys the attention of men, much to her eventual detriment, in a movie based on her Broadway hit, Diamond Lil. In spite of, or perhaps because of, the film's controversial nature, it made a star out of West and saved Paramount from potential bankruptcy. It also received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture, although it lost out to Cavalcade. It's perhaps most remembered today as the source of West's famous quote, "Why don't you come up and see me," which was said to a very young Cary Grant. This beautiful six sheet boasts a fabulous image of West. The poster has been conserved on linen and shows evidence of pinholes in the corners, some fold wear and minor fold separation, minor corner chips, a small chip in West's chest, faint stamp mark in her neck, minor surface paper loss underneath the "A' in "MAE," and a larger chip in the upper center by the "W" in "Wrong." This is certainly one of the nicest pieces on the title, very impressive in its size, and the perfect poster for anyone who admires the immortal Mae West. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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