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    The Racing Strain (Maxim Productions, 1932). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Traumatized by the sight of his father's death behind the wheel of a race car, the son of the famed driver grows up to overcome his fear of racing and his addiction to alcohol, all because of the love of a beautiful girl. The cast of this smaller budgeted film is ironic, as the lead is Wallace Reid Jr. or "Wally" as he is billed here. The son of famous matinee idol Wallace Reid and Dorothy Davenport, Wally's father would die at a young age of a drug overdose, one of Tinseltown's earliest scandals! This absolutely gorgeous stone litho three sheet has a wonderful image of the two stars and an exciting race car collision to boot! The poster was printed in four pieces, unusual for the time and is in fantastic condition with just the most minor fold wear. We have never sold this rarity before and believe it to be a wonderful deco like image of vintage auto racing! Very Fine on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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