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    The Bronze Buckaroo (Sack Amusement Enterprises, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Blessed with a velvet voice, Herb Jeffries was an original member of The Great Duke Ellington Orchestra with whom he made several hit records. But Jeffries was not content to be just another jazz singer, and in the 1930s, he set his sights on movies. White audiences had embraced singing cowboys such as Gene Autry and Roy Rogers, but black movie goers were hungry for a hero in a white hat that they could call their own. With the look of a champion and a solid singing background, Jeffries (who was often credited as Herbert Jeffrey) was a perfect fit and a legend was born. Posters from all black films are highly sought after and none more so than these gorgeous Western sheets. This magnificent, unrestored example has light wear along the edges, minor staining and tanning in the borders, and small separations at the crossfolds. Very Fine.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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