The Common Law (RKO-Pathé Distributing, 1931). Very Good-...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Common Law (RKO-Pathé Distributing, 1931). Very Good- on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41"). From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
This pre-Code drama, about living and loving freely in Paris, is an effective attack on the sexual double standard and on American upper-class conspicuous snootiness and prudishness. Films like this were common in the Depression as most of the working class blamed the wealthy for the fall. Constance Bennet stars as the sullied woman who turns to nude modeling and falls in love with a young painter, Joel McCrea, who must prove her virtue. The poster has undergone professional restoration to address chipping and wear in a number of areas of the poster. The poster is beautiful and a first time offer from Heritage and now displays well.
Estimate: $1,500 - $3,000.
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