The Glass Key (Paramount, 1935). Folded, Very Fine.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Glass Key (Paramount, 1935). Folded, Very Fine. One Sheet (27" X 41"). Style A. From the Mike Kaplan Collection..
With its premiere appearance at Heritage, this only known copy of the style A stone litho one sheet boasts dramatic portraits of George Raft and Claire Dodd. As the first adaption of the 1931 Dashiell Hammett suspense novel of the same name, this film was followed by a second adaption in 1945. This poster lends itself to the ominous themes throughout the film noir, with Raft and Dodd seemingly in a spotlight surrounded by men cloaked in shadows. Indications of handling include slight edge and fold wear, light creases, pinholes, and minor tears. There is faint toning as well as a tear in the left image extending into Raft's shoulder with light touchup and braced with archival tape on the verso.
Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000.
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