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    The Bitter Tea of General Yen (Columbia, 1933). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This is the first title card we have offered for the most exotic production of Frank Capra's career. To understand the great chance Capra took with this film is to know how unthinkable audiences of 1933 considered the absolutely taboo subject of miscegenation. So unthinkable, in fact, that the film was banned by England and several other countries. In spite of it being a sumptuous outing, well directed and terrifically acted, it fared little better in the US. This surely led to the scarcity of paper on the title since there were fewer showings than normal as theatres were loathe to irritate their patrons. This high grade card has the original varnish finish of Columbia's early 1930s lobbies. There is a small tear in the top one in the right border, small pinholes only in the left and right center borders and one in the center field. There are small corner bumps and edge wear. Very Fine.




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