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    Fala at Hyde Park (MGM, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Pete Smith was the head of the publicity department at MGM studios when, in 1931, someone was needed to write and narrate Metro's factual short subjects. This was Smith's job until 1935 when he was given his own series called "Pete Smith Specialties." In 1937 two men brought Smith a 16mm film they had made about a stray dog. He liked it and hired them to expand and rewrite it to be about Fala, President Franklin Roosevelt's Scottish terrier. The first installment was called simply "Fala" and was released in 1943. The poster offered here is from the second and last in the series, as Roosevelt had died the year before its release. This poster is in great, unrestored condition, with slight border wear and a 3" fold separation in the right upper horizontal fold. There is slight bleed through of the title stamped on the back. From the collection of Jim Ashton. Very Fine-.

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