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    The Canary Murder Case (Paramount, 1929). Window Card (14" X 22").
    Louise Brooks looks outstanding in this wonderful window card from this classic early talkie featuring William Powell as the detective Philo Vance. Brooks plays a nightclub singer (a "canary") who is blackmailing suitors for money until one murders her. Made without sound, the cast was recalled to dub in their voices when sound films became the rage. Brooks, who was in Europe doing films for G.W. Pabst, refused to come back to Hollywood to record her voice, a decision that ultimately ruined her career. The card has been restored with some touchup work done to the titles and background area. The borders and top imprint area have been airbrushed, and there was some creasing and a small hole in the title area prior to restoration. The restoration work has given this stunning piece a like new appearance. Fine on Cardstock.


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