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    South of the Rio Grande (Columbia, 1932). One Sheet (27" X 41"). By the time this movie was made, star Buck Jones was at the peak of his career. A leading Western star, he had spent time as a bronco buster with a Wild West show before coming to Hollywood, skills that stood him in good stead on the screen. At one point, it's said, Jones received more fan mail than any other star in the world. Tragically, his life was cut short in 1942 while, during a war bond rally, he perished in a fire at Boston's Coconut Grove nightclub. The poster offered here is, no doubt, one of the best in the entire Western genre. Moody and dramatic, it is a thrilling portrait of a great actor. This fantastic one sheet had pinholes in the corners, minor fold wear with slight paper loss, small chips and a surface abrasion in the right border, a tiny piece missing at the center crossfold, and a small chip in the image area. All of these flaws have been addressed with professional restoration. In spite of these slight flaws, this is a great example of the very best of movie poster art. Very Good/Fine on Linen.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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