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    Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41") Proof Style.
    A spectacular and historically important film, this John Ford classic was his first sound Western and it made John Wayne a star. The archetypal characters of alcoholic doctor, officer's wife, prostitute, corrupt banker, and whiskey salesman are making their way through the hostile Apache territories and are aided by hero/fugitive Ringo Kid (Wayne). Paper for this influential film is scarce and here we are offering an original printer's proof. During the production process of a poster, a printer will take several proofs of colors to make sure they are correct before running large numbers of full color posters. Proofs were not meant to be kept and therefore were small runs, usually printed on discarded paper. The extremely rare proof offered here was printed from a lithography stone and is the first blue color, which would make up the majority of the coloring for the final print, as the poster depicts a night scene. The poster has another image printed on the reverse but it is not apparent from the front and it in no way detracts from this outstanding image. This sheet has not been folded and there were tears and chips along the right side, prior to professional restoration. A unique and important find for any classic film aficionado. Fine+ on Linen.


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