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    Texas Guinan (Frohman Amusement, 1919). One Sheet (25" 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 speak-easy in the country, she was a vaudeville performer and later starred in her own series of two-reel Westerns. This gorgeous stock poster, the only one we have ever seen turn up, as far as we can determine is from the brief period in 1919 in which her short films were distributed under the Frohman name. This stone litho portrait on this outstanding poster printed by Ritchey Litho, has to be the best ever made for this larger-than-life personality. The unrestored poster is a full-bleed with some minor fold and edge wear. There are two small, spots where paper has come off of the surface. Fine+.



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