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    The Circus (United Artists, 1928). Argentinean Poster (29" X 43") Hap Hadley Artwork.
    The Circus is one of the Little Tramp's most poignant roles, as well as one of Charlie Chaplin's funniest silent movies, for which he won a special Oscar. It became the 7th highest grossing silent film in cinema history, taking in more than $3.8 million in 1928. In the course of production, Chaplin's studio burned down. This tragedy combined with a number of major personal issues that arose during production led to Chaplin's nervous breakdown (he spent time recovering in New York after about two-thirds of the film had been shot). Because of the problems with the film, not the film itself, it is the only one of his major feature films not mentioned in his autobiography. The film was a landmark in silent screen comedy and the poster is a significant piece of silent film history. The artwork for this poster is by the great Alvin "Hap" Hadley (1895-1976), one of the most admired illustration artists of this period. Beautiful stone lithography. The paper shows some toning. There is some separation at the lower vertical fold, small tears and slight staining in the lower border, and very minor paper loss in the left border. Folded, Very Fine-.


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