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    Show of Shows (Warner Brothers, 1929). Half Sheet (22" X 28").



    From one of the more important films in the transition from the silent era to sound, this exceptionally rare half sheet has eight terrific photo inserts of essentially a filmed vaudeville presentation with virtually the entire Warner Brothers lot involved. It was Warners' entry in the "all star, all talking, all singing, and all dancing" sweepstakes of 1929. That's John Barrymore in the lower left performing Richard III's soliloquy. Above him is a very young Myrna Loy in the "Chinese Fantasy" number, and see if you can spot Harriet Lake in the "Bicycle Built for Two" sequence in the middle right border (she changed her name a short while later to Ann Sothern). Others featured are Frank Fay, Viola Dana, Betty Compson, Jacqueline Logan, and a host of others. This scarce piece of film history has only light edge wear, mild dust shadows in the top left and bottom right borders, faint smudges, and a minor top center border stain. Folded, Very Fine.


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