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    Svengali (Warner Brothers, 1931). Spanish One Sheet (27" X 39").
    This extremely scarce Spanish language one sheet cleverly delineates the true nature of this terrific film. It features a delightful image of the sinister John Barrymore wielding his hypnotic musical baton. The brilliant art director Anton Grot used extreme forced perspective and bizarre sets to impressive effect as shown here with Barrymore pushing apart a building. This is one of "the Great Profile's" most interesting performances and he played it to the hilt. The film became so well known that the word "Svengali" was incorporated into the English language, meaning "someone who, with evil intent, tries to persuade another to do what is desired." We've not presented this format since 2008, and this example only required touchup to a tear in the left border that extends into the background, a tear and chip at the bottom right, a tear in the "B" of "Barrymore," and fold wear. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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