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    The Cameraman (MGM, 1928). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    Considered by many to represent the peak of legendary comedian Buster Keaton's comedy career, this is the story of Luke Shannon (Keaton), a tintype photographer who falls for studio secretary Sally (Marceline Day). In order to impress her, the bumbling photographer becomes a newsreel cameraman, with hilarious results. It's reported that, for many years, MGM held this movie up as an example of the perfect comedy; they would often gather all their directors and producers together to watch it and learn from it. Sadly, it was also Keaton's last great film, as increasing studio interference in the coming sound era would seriously compromise his artistic vision. Offered here is a truly impressive piece, indeed: a title card from this landmark film in virtually unimprovable condition. If you're a fan of classic comedy, you'll likely never have another opportunity to acquire such a superb example of this important piece. Near Mint.


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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