The Blue Dahlia (Paramount, 1946). Very Fine on Linen....Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Blue Dahlia (Paramount, 1946). Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
"Tamed by a brunette - framed by a blonde - blamed by the cops!" screamed the tagline in 1946 for one of the best film noirs ever lensed. The ad campaign's main weapon was this atmospheric one sheet with the stars drawn in tensely focused stares and bathed in the shadowy highlights so characteristic of the noir genre. With Raymond Chandler dialogue that still delights today and top performances from all involved, this one sheet represents the best the film has to offer. Professionally restored, this suspense-filled piece looks fantastic after touchup to the folds, pinholes in the borders, and a few minor holes in the borders. There are some mild tears from the edges into the interior, including one that extends from the left border into William Bendix's hair, and another from the right edge into Veronica Lake's cheek. None of these issues are apparent after restoration, making this atmospheric poster ready for display. Very Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000.
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