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    Champion (United Artists, 1951). Japanese B0 (35.5" X 60").
    When asked how to define the characters he liked to play in films, Kirk Douglas would often point to a poster or photograph of himself in Champion. His eighth film firmly established his image as a tough guy, playing a boxer trotting down the narrow path of selfishness. This terrific Japanese oversize poster captures the violence of the film much more dramatically than the romantic driven images of the original American campaign. Note the malevolent image of Douglas as he stares straight at you, and the frame-by-frame sequence at the bottom of the fight. The poster is on linen and there has been minor touchup for pinholes in the corners, fold wear with small tears and chip at the crossfold, and a small tear in the top border. Fine+ on linen.


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    July, 2010
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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