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    Tarzan and His Mate (MGM, 1934). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This was the second film in the MGM Tarzan series and is considered by most Tarzan enthusiasts to be the best. This film was also the only one in which Jane (Maureen O'Sullivan) wore bikini-like attire (and no attire at all during the now famous skinny-dipping scene), which raised the eyebrows of censors everywhere as well as the heartbeats of young teenage boys. Irving Thalberg, head of production at MGM, insisted on sparing no expense on the Tarzan series with Johnny Weissmuller. Thus the first two films cost approximately one million dollars each to produce, an astounding sum during the height of the Depression. The half sheet has touchup to the folds, pinholes into the interior, and small border chips. The borders have been airbrushed. This splendid half sheet shows O'Sullivan's controversial two-piece outfit on the lower left illustration. Fine/Very Fine on Paper.


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    April, 2018
    7th-8th Saturday-Sunday
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