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    Strike Me Lucky (Z Films, 1934). Australian Six Sheet (78" X 81").
    Australia's greatest stage comic of the era, Roy Rene, stars in this lost film, his first and only film. It's a musical comedy that revolves around the kidnap of the young daughter of a rich aristocrat. She's played by "Baby" Pamela Bevan, who was billed as "Australia's Shirley Temple." Rene disliked film, as he preferred live performance. He created the "Stiffy and Mo" comedy routine with Nat Phillips in 1914, which became a popular stage production. In the 1920s and 1930s Rene and his wife, Sadie Gale, enjoyed success on both the stage and radio. This very rare large format country-of-origin six sheet has been mounted on linen and professionally restored. There is slight surface paper loss in the bottom section, and touchup has been applied to chips and tears in the image area and along the folds. The beautiful stone litho colors have maintained excellent saturation. Very Good- on Linen.


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