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    The Bait (Paramount, 1920). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Salesgirl Joan Grainger (Hope Hampton) is the victim of Bennett Barton (Jack McDonald), who has her framed for a crime and then pretends to rescue her. They travel to France, where Joan is unaware that Barton is using her as a pawn in a scheme to rook a famous millionaire. Hampton was the fiance of the producer, and respected director Maurice Tourneur was not particularly interested in working with her, but finally agreed, though he ended up delegating much of the direction to his assistant, John Gilbert (yes, the actor), who also wrote the screenplay. This evocative half sheet features stunning artwork and an eerie mood. The piece has been restored, but not paper backed, with a top left corner chip replaced and a long tear in the top border repaired; several pinholes in the field have also been filled. The restoration was beautifully executed, giving the poster a like-new appearance. Very Fine-.

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    November, 2008
    7th-9th Friday-Sunday
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