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    The Grim Game (Paramount, 1919). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Arguably the twentieth century's first media superstar, Harry Houdini was a leading magician, aviation pioneer, and filmmaker in his day. Always the canny showman, Houdini quickly grasped the potential of the new medium of film, and enthusiastically set out to become a silent movie star. One of his first efforts, for Famous Players/Lasky (the parent company of nascent Paramount Pictures), was The Grim Game, an exciting picture in which Harvey Hanford (Houdini) is framed for murder and falsely imprisoned. Of course, Hanford's attempts to clear his name gave Houdini plenty of opportunities to display the escape artist talents that had made him a worldwide sensation. This lovely card shows the expected pinholes, as well as marks from oversized tacks in the rounded corners, and some very minor staining in the border areas. Very Fine-.

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