The Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Fine/Very Fi...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Grapes of Wrath (20th Century Fox, 1940). Fine/Very Fine. Title Lobby Card (11" X 14"). From the Mike Kaplan Collection.
This film's "fake" working title was "Highway 66." This is because director John Ford needed to use Oklahoma in the highway scenes and Steinbeck's novel was very controversial with many of the state's citizens. The novel, in fact, had been criticized upon its release; nowhere more so than in the Midwest. Henry Fonda, Jane Darwell (who won an Academy Award for her performance), John Carradine, and a large cast of accomplished actors make this one of the top classic films of all time. This terrific "Family portrait" title card is among the more coveted paper on this title. Corrections have been made to pinholes in the borders, a thin scratch in John Carradine's image, a nick in the upper border, and a small chip in the lower left corner. Touchup has also been applied to bits of surface wear in the black background. Still visible are light creases, very minor tears, and small stains. There are a few pieces of linen tape on the verso bracing the chip and the nick in the lower left corner and upper border.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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