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    The Broadway Melody (MGM, 1929). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    As MGM's first musical, The Broadway Melody was the biggest Hollywood sensation of the decade. It spawned a series of Broadway themed blockbusters for MGM lasting years, which lifted the company to its position as the most prominent of all the studios. It is hard to overstate the importance of this musical for MGM, or its place in creating the studio's golden age. MGM featured some of the highest production value films being made at the time. This film, with its phenomenal financial and critical success, started it all and won the Academy Award for Best Picture. It featured a few scenes in Technicolor, which would soon be a staple for the musicals, and was also released in a silent version, as some theaters at the time had not made the transition to sound pictures. Directed by Harry Beaumont and produced by the legendary Irving Thalberg, with music by Nacio Herb Brown and Arthur Freed, this all-talking, all-singing, all-dancing spectacle stars Charles King, Anita Page, and Bessie Love, who was nominated for a Best Actress Award. There was minor chipping in the right border as well as very tiny chips in a couple of small spots within the image. There was a clean tear from the "M" in the title "Melody" downward a couple of inches, and another small tear in the upper border down to the "a" in "Broadway." The poster was professionally and archivally treated and now looks like new! This is a magnificent and exceedingly rare and important poster for a legendary film. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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