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    The Covered Wagon (Paramount, 1923). Insert (14" X 36").
    Director James Cruze presented audiences with one of the first epic Westerns produced during the silent era. Before the arrival of The Covered Wagon in 1923, Westerns reigned supreme with stars such as Harry Carey, William S. Hart and Tom Mix attracting huge followings. However when The Covered Wagon arrived, Hollywood studios began to consider the Western more seriously. The saga chronicles the largest wagon train ever to cross the valley of the Platte River. The film reportedly had a cast of 3,000 which included 1,000 Indians brought from reservations by a young Colonel Tim McCoy. This rare insert features a lovely portrait of stars Lois Wilson and J. Warren Kerrigan. Signs of light use include light smudging in the top border, small tears in the right and left border, a small chip in the bottom right and a crease in the bottom section. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.


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