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    The Great Dictator (United Artists, 1940). One Sheet (27.25" X 41").
    In this film, Charlie Chaplin plays not only Adenoid Hynkel, the dictator of Tomania, but also a Jewish barber who so greatly resembles Hynkel that he is mistakenly given the opportunity to give a radio address posing as the leader. This picture, obviously a satire on Adolf Hitler, was banned in the Nazi-controlled countries, but Hitler did get a copy and screened it twice. As Hannah, this is Paulette Goddard's second and final starring role in one of her husband's films. This is a wonderful image from one of the most important films made during WWII. Professional touchup was applied to a tear in the left border and bottom left background, a diagonal tear above the title, a fold in the bottom border, chips in two corners, the top horizontal and vertical folds, in "Great," and in the right border. An important find for Chaplin fans! Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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