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    Texas Guinan (Frohman Amusement, 1919). Full-Bleed One Sheet (25.5" X 40").
    "Hello sucker!" was her trademark greeting, but she's also credited with inventing the phrase "Give the little girl a great big hand" and the term "Big Butter and Egg Man" which George S. Kaufman used as the title of one of his plays. Texas Guinan was the epitome of the outspoken, hell-raising party girl of Prohibition. Before running the most famous speakeasy in the country, she was a vaudeville performer and later starred in her own series of two-reel Westerns. This gorgeous stock poster is from the brief period in 1919 in which her short films were distributed under the Frohman name. Printed by Ritchey Litho, the stone litho portrait on this outstanding poster has to be the best ever made for this larger-than-life personality. Even better, the poster is in terrific shape with touchup only applied to the folds, and shows a printing irregularity in the lower left corner. This is the only extant copy we are aware of. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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