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    The Barker (First National, 1928). Insert (14" X 36"). Based on the play by Kenyon Nicholson, this is the story of a carnival barker (silent film star Milton Sills, in one of his last films) determined that his son Chris (Douglas Fairbanks Jr.) pursue a "real" life in law, rather than follow in his father's footsteps as a carny. An early partial-sound film, it ran into problems with state censor boards due to the scanty costumes displayed on many of the female actors. Betty Compson received an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in 1930, although she lost to Mary Pickford for Coquette. This colorful and attractive insert shows pinholes in the top, edge and corner tears, tape on the reverse, a tiny chip in the bottom right corner, and slight surface soiling. Additionally, the top right corner has been torn off, and is adhered to the poster with a piece of tape. Rare and highly desirable, this insert should cause some spirited bidding. Rolled, Very Fine-.

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