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    The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (Metro, 1921). Half Sheet (22" X 28").
    This half sheet is a wonderful time capsule of a defining moment both in film history and popular culture. The film is one of the most successful silent films ever made, making more money the year of its release than Charlie Chaplin's The Kid, and becoming the sixth highest grossing silent film ever made. Rudolph Valentino wanted to dance with beauty Beatrice Dominguez (that's her in the fringe dress on the left) and was brushed off by her partner. This dramatic scene shows Valentino subduing the man and tossing him aside just before one of the best dance sequences in film lore. This scene launched two major events in America...tango dancing, and gaucho pants, but as seen here, few wore them better than Valentino. There are pinholes and small stains in the corners and borders, edge wear with small tears, some into the image, and some clear tape on the front and verso of the borders. There are some vertical creases and surface wrinkles. Rolled, Fine.


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