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    Strike Up the Band (MGM, 1940). Silk Banner (37" X 54").
    Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney made a number of films together and in the process became two of the highest paid stars of the 1940s. In this programmer, Rooney starts a swing band in his high school and has to raise money to travel to Chicago so the band can enter a national contest! Of course the only way they can raise money is to "put on a show" (which happened in every Rooney and Garland film), which made a great excuse to put as many songs into the picture as possible. Audiences loved every minute of it, and it made their movies some of the most popular of the era. This is a lovely and rare silk banner which was produced in very limited numbers for theaters. This great banner sports All Hirschfeld artwork and the known logo for the Paul Whiteman Band. It has a wooden dowel batten at the top which fits into a rod sleeve. This is a great find for the die-hard Garland fan! Fine+.


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