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    Joe Louis Vs. Max Schmeling (Empire City,1938). One Sheet (28" X 40.5").
    Underneath the name of Joe Louis, the copy reads "World's Heavyweight Champion." This means this poster is for the second meeting rematch bout of Louis and Schmeling as Louis had defeated James J. Braddock 22 June, 1937, making Louis the heavyweight champion. Louis and Schmeling fought their rematch on 22 June 1938. Everyone from Clark Gable to J. Edgar Hoover were ringside at Yankee Stadium. This is a very rare one sheet for the short film footage (it was a first round knockout!) that was put in distribution in the major cities of the US. A true piece of cinema/sports history. There is some edgewear, a stain in the right border, and three extra horizontal creases. Fine+.


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    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
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