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    The Girl Can't Help It (20th Century Fox, 1956). Poster (40" X 60") Style Y. Jayne Mansfield had just finished her successful Broadway run in Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter when she made this tune-filled romp written and directed by Frank Tashlin. A recently sprung mob boss (Edmond O'Brien) wants to promote his talent-free girlfriend (Mansfield) as a singer, but she'd rather settle down and make babies. When O'Brien balks at domesticity, she instead falls for her hapless new agent (Tom Ewell). Ray Anthony, Fats Domino, the Platters, Little Richard, Gene Vincent, and more contribute to the rockin' and rollin'. Mansfield herself is the focus of this rare and impressive 40" x 60", which features art not seen on any of the other style posters from the film. There are pinholes, edge wear, some staining in the borders and bottom field, creasing in the bottom right corner, and a piece missing in the left border. Still, the eye can't help but be distracted by that legendary figure, and the poster presents very nicely. Rolled, Fine+.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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