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    Star of Bethlehem (Film Supply, 1912). British Poster (30" X 40").
    Produced by Thanhouser, one of the earliest silent film companies (1909-1917), this picture is a retelling of Biblical events leading up to the Nativity, starring Florence La Badie as the Blessed Virgin Mary. At the time of her accidental death in 1917, La Badie had made nearly as many films as Mary Pickford over the course of the same years. This is a rare British poster from the film, filled with a gorgeous stone litho rendering of the three Magi gazing upon the star that heralded the birth of Christ. The printing company is noted in the bottom left corner: Jordison & Co Ltd, London and Middlesbrough. The poster has survived ten decades quite admirably, showing only edge wear with small tears, light spots in the top section, a top vertical fold separation with museum tape on the verso, and a small tear in the camel near the center. Folded, Very Fine-.


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