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    The Great Air Robbery (Universal, 1919). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Ormer Locklear wasn't merely a pilot, he was a daredevil, a man who thought nothing about tempting fate while walking on the wing of a biplane or leaping from one plane to another in mid-air. Inevitably, Hollywood beckoned, and Locklear relocated to the West Coast, where he soon came to the attention of Carl Laemmle, who signed the brave young man to a series of pictures. In 1919, Locklear made his first movie, The Great Air Robbery, in which he played Larry Cassidy, a pilot for the U.S. Air Mail Service, who defends a shipment of $20,000 in gold from the villainous clutches of the evil Chester Van Arland (Ray Ripley). Of course, the film made use of all the stunts that had made Locklear a household name as a barnstormer. The picture was a hit, and Locklear was on his way to a fabulous career on the silver screen. Offered here is a beautiful stone litho one sheet from Locklear's first film, sporting a handsome portrait of the daring flyer. A very attractive poster featuring one of the bravest men ever to appear before a camera, with only a small chip on the left side, fold wear, and small crossfold separation, all of which have been expertly repaired. A terrific piece for any film or aviation fan, this is a real prize. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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