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    Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    A top find for collectors, this one sheet is certainly one of the rarest of the movie poster hobby. John Ford directs John Wayne and a wonderful cast of stars in his classic Western drama. At this time in his career, Wayne was a "B" Western star which meant nothing in the eyes of Hollywood and "A" pictures. Ford had to fight for Wayne during casting, as producer Walter Wanger refused to cast an actor with little box-office pull. Ford won out, of course, but only John Carradine earned a lesser salary than the Duke. Wayne's image was not exactly marketable at the time either, so this one sheet does not feature him. It is, however, quite stunning. Rich, stone litho colors and professional restoration makes this poster an exceptional collecting opportunity. Touchup was applied to the folds, pinholes in the corners and background, small paper loss at the top crossfolds, 3/4" of missing paper in the top border and 1/2" bottom border, and a small chip in the right border. The interior of the piece is nearly flawless. Fine+ on Linen.




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    July, 2015
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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