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    The Blonde Vampire (Gunning Organization, 1922). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Proving that the bad boys get all the best-looking girls, in this film Marcia Saville (played by De Sacia Mooers, billed as "America's Most Beautiful Blonde," in her second movie role) falls for underworld type Tom Smith, also known as "The Snapper" (Alfred Barrett), preferring him to the upstanding-but-dull Martin Kent (Edwin August). Of course, The Snapper shows his true colors when he tries to bilk Marcia's father (Joseph Smiley), allowing Martin to demonstrate his true strength of character and win the girl in the end. Although the film, and the star, are both largely forgotten, there's no denying the incredible appeal of this great poster. Although it has been mounted on linen, no further restoration work has been performed. It shows fold wear with chipping, split creases, small edge tears, and smudging in the borders, but these slight flaws do nothing to detract from the overwhelming beauty of this wonderful sheet. Fine- on Linen.


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