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    The Band Wagon (MGM, 1953). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Fred Astaire plays Tony Hunter, a fading movie star who decides to try his hand (or feet) at Broadway. His friends have collaborated to revise "Faust" as a vehicle for him, but friction over creative control begins to appear in rehearsal, exasperated by too-old Hunter's antagonism with his too-tall co-star, Gaby Gerard (Cyd Charisse). This one sheet elegantly advertises one of the most sophisticated of MGM's musicals, with Charisse and Astaire as sizzling on paper as on film. The poster has multiple pinholes, some wear in the top cross-fold and slight separation on the top and bottom edges, but it otherwise looks incredibly clean and bright. It also offers an interesting aberration: the printing of this copy has switched the producer and director credits, so that Vincente Minnelli is credited as producer and Arthur Freed as director. Very Fine/Near Mint.

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    November, 2005
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