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    Show Boat (Universal, 1936). Insert (14" X 36"). This second film version of the Edna Ferber/Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein II musical "Show Boat" is considered by many film buffs to be the best of the three. Covering nearly four decades, the film stars Irene Dunne as Magnolia Hawks, a role she'd previously played on stage, though not in the Broadway version. The film co-starred Allan Jones, Hattie McDaniel and Paul Robeson, who is pictured in the lower left of the poster. This lovely and rare insert has a few condition issues such as a missing 10" part of the border only, which has been strategically replaced by splicing back another similar matching piece. There is a 3" tear, a 2" tear, a 7" tear, and another 2" tear extending from the right border into the image. All have been carefully supported by archival linen tape on the verso. The poster is rolled and never folded. The poster could be professionally restored to its original splendor but it displays very well as is. This is a rare and gorgeous piece indeed. Rolled, Fine-.

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    November, 2006
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