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    The Cameraman (MGM, 1928). Insert (14" X 36"). Like many of the great actors of the silent era, Keaton's work was cast into near obscurity for many years. Only toward the end of his life was there a renewed interest in his films. An acrobatically skillful and psychologically insightful actor, Keaton made dozens of short films and fourteen major silent features, attesting to one of the most talented and innovative artists of his time. After doing nine films under the auspices of Joseph Schenck and United Artists, he was offered a lucrative contract by the reigning power in film at the time, MGM Studios. Though counseled not to take the offer by Chaplin and Harold Lloyd, Keaton took the deal and his fade into obscurity is history. Offered here is the insert to the first film he made under the MGM banner, a film that is still considered one of his classics, "The Cameraman." We sold the title card to this film in our last sale and are pleased to offer this very rare and especially nice condition insert. It has been paperbacked only for the purpose of cleaning and restoring the rusted pinholes in the border of this gem. The image has not been touched and the border has just had the most minor touch-up. This poster was never folded. Very Fine/Near Mint on Paper.

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