Smilin' Through (MGM, 1932). Fine/Very Fine on Linen.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionSmilin' Through (MGM, 1932). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41") Style D.
Posters for this title are extremely scarce and very rarely turn up, making this Style D one sheet an excellent find. MGM dusted off their story and script for Smilin' Through that had been lensed once before in 1922, and brought it up to date for their current leading lady, Norma Shearer. Shearer was a natural to portray the dual role and would shine in this and other romantic dramas. Leslie Howard and Fredric March as her two love interests were at their prime and the entire production was created in MGM's typical, lavish style. The posters for the film are equally impressive, and generate considerable interest when they make their infrequent appearances at auction. A stone litho beauty, this one sheet has maintained vivid color and features superb artwork of the stars. Touchup has been applied to the folds, pinholes, small tears, and a few misfolds. There was some writing bleedthrough in Fredric March's image and the borders have been airbrushed. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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