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    The Gilded Butterfly (Fox, 1926). Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). A classic silent melodrama, this is the story of a young girl (Alma Rubens) whose flirtatious and gold-digging ways threaten to ruin her life. Fortunately, true love triumphs in the end. Rubens's own story does not have such a happy ending, however. A significant star of the early days of cinema, by 1925 her career had hit a steep decline due to her out-of-control heroin addiction. With roles few and far between, she was in and out of mental hospitals for the next few years, until succumbing to pneumonia in 1931, just weeks shy of her 34th birthday. Offered here is a beautiful art nouveau-style title card for one of Rubens's later films, a tribute to a once-glorious actress. In virtually unimprovable condition, this is a gem that any collector would be proud to own. Near Mint+.

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