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    Steamboat Bill, Jr. (United Artists, 1928). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Buster Keaton made his last independent feature with this film in 1928. This and his previous eight films made under the banner of Joseph Schenck and United Artists are considered his greatest films. In this lot is offered the famous scene in which Keaton (Bill, Jr.) is recently reunited with his estranged father (Ernest Torrence). His father, wanting to clean up or mature his son's image, takes him to a haberdasher's to buy a new hat. Keaton tries on hat after hat, including his famous trademark porkpie hat. Immediately upon leaving the store, a gust of wind sweeps the hat away, much to the chagrin of Bill, Jr.'s father. This card is in excellent shape, with only the slightest rounding of corners. Were it not for that defect, it would rate Mint. Very Fine/Near Mint.

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