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    The Bright Shawl (First National, 1923). One Sheet (27.5" X 41").
    This film had more going for it than meets the eye. It had glorious cinematography (the film was shot on location in Havana, Cuba). It had great acting from Richard Barthelmess and Dorothy Gish, featured here on the one sheet. That's Gish, cast out of type as a Spanish dancer! It had several other notable appearances; Edward G. Robinson in his real first film as an actor (he had appeared as an extra in 1916's Arms and the Woman), William Powell as a villain, and a beautiful young Mary Astor playing Robinson's daughter. (He was only 30, but had been made up to look 60!). This is an stunning poster, done in a woodcut style and signed in the plate by the artist. It has been professionally linenbacked with the linen trimmed to the edge of the poster, with what could be a sliver cut from the left edge. There were pinholes, edge tears and small chips in the right edge, fold wear, and a small chip in the top of the vertical fold. A wonderful and unique addition to any silent collection. Fine+ on Linen.


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