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    The Cameraman (MGM, 1928). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Buster Keaton is considered one of the greatest comic actors of all time. His influence on physical comedy is rivaled only by Charlie Chaplin. 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 the 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. At MGM Keaton was put on a much tighter leash and ultimately the creative control he once knew was greatly diminished. Despite the loss of his creative independence, Buster Keaton somehow was able to make a comic masterpiece within the studio-system constrictions of MGM with this film. This great poster was completely intact with pinholes in the corners, and some fountain pen writing on the reverse next to Keaton's left elbow and into the yellow field with minor bleed-through. Expert airbrush work was done to diminish it, with just slight touch-up painting within the yellow field and border that is very subtle. There are a couple of minor dot stains around the main title, and the linen has been trimmed to the border. The expert restoration work was resulted in a poster that displays beautifully. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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