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    The Black Pirate (United Artists, 1926). Partial Italian Six Sheet (38" X 51").
    This classic silent swashbuckler is one of Douglas Fairbanks' most famous roles and certainly this image is one of the most desirable of his career. The film was shot entirely in an early two-strip Technicolor process, making it one of the only silent films shot in color, and was a major success for the star. Fairbanks' astonishing acrobatics are amazing stunts even by today's standards, including the most famous one, his riding down a sail on the edge of a knife, as well as the scene in which he cuts loose the corner of a billowing sail and then holds on as the wind carries him up off the deck of the ship and high into the rigging. It is hard to imagine a more beautiful stone litho image than this Italian poster, which is missing only the bottom panel of credits. Restoration has addressed a small chip in the upper left corner and border, and touchup has been applied to the folds. Fine+ on Linen.


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