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    The Blue Dahlia (Paramount, 1946). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Alan Ladd dangling a smoldering cigarette, a gun toting thug, and a beautiful femme fatale (Veronica Lake) fill this superb one sheet from the noir thriller The Blue Dahlia. The third picture to feature the team of Ladd and Lake, this murder mystery centers around the shady happenings at the nightclub The Blue Dahlia. Ladd stars as a returning veteran who discovers his wife (Doris Dowling) has been unfaithful and wants a divorce. She turns up dead shortly thereafter, and Johnny is suspect number one. It will take all his ingenuity, help from buddies William Bendix and Hugh Beaumont, and the estranged wife of the Dahlia's owner (Lake) to clear his name. With an original screenplay written by Raymond Chandler, this taut thriller hits its mark. This very desirable, unrestored poster shows only minor signs of handling, including pinholes in the borders and background, edge wear, small tears in the right border with tape on the verso, creasing in the borders and at the vertical fold. Noir collectors do not want to miss this showpiece! Fine/Very Fine.


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