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    Stagecoach (United Artists, R-1950s). Japanese B1 (40" X 28.5"). One of the most important movies ever made, Stagecoach isn't so much a Western as it is a gripping character study about a group of strangers thrown together for a trip across the plains. Not only was this the movie that made John Wayne a major star, this was also the first film that director John Ford shot in Monument Valley, a location to which he would return for many subsequent pictures. Paper from this landmark film is always in high demand among collectors, and this gorgeous Japanese poster, probably from its first Japanese release after the war, is a true rarity. It shows fold wear with pinpoint crossfold separation, light soiling at the fold lines, and clear tape at the top edge. These minor flaws do nothing to detract from the overwhelming appeal of this piece, especially as it features a rugged portrait of star John Wayne. Very Fine-.

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    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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