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    The Firing Line (Paramount, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Irene Castle and her husband Vernon Castle were the best known ballroom dancers of the early 20th century. The Castles' initial fame began in Paris, where they introduced American dances, such as the Turkey Trot and the Grizzly Bear. When the Castles returned to the U.S., their success was repeated on a far wider scale. As the couple's celebrity increased in the mid-1910s, Irene Castle became a major fashion trendsetter, initiating the vogue for bobbed hair and shorter skirts. Her chic wardrobe was supplied almost exclusively by the couturier "Lucile", (Lucy, Lady Duff-Gordon) but Irene also designed some of her clothes herself. After husband Vernon's death as a pilot during WWI, Irene starred solo in about a dozen silent films between 1917 and 1924 and appeared in several stage productions before retiring from show business. This very scarce stone litho one sheet features her in a wonderful art deco rendering featuring her famous "bobbed" hair. There are minor pinholes, minimal fold separations, small tears in the lower middle foldline, and a couple of small chips in the right bottom field. Beautiful color. Very Fine on Linen.

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