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    The House I Live In (RKO, 1945). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This was a 1945 short film written by Albert Maltz and starring the young singing sensation Frank Sinatra. It was created to oppose anti-Semitism and prejudice at the end of World War II. The film begins as the singer is taking a break from a session in the studio and going into the alley behind the studio, where he sees a group of boys about to pounce on another young boy. The group of boys tell Sinatra the kid they are willing to beat is of a different religion and for that reason deserves a thrashing. The crooner of course, sings the title song and explains the results of prejudice in life. The film received a special Academy Award in 1946. Posters for a specific short subject such as this one are almost unheard of. Most of the shorts made were part of a series released by a studio and thus a "stock" one sheet might have been made for the entire series. This is the only poster we are aware of, still extant, for this award winning film. It was beautifully signed by Sinatra in silver pen in 1989. There were pinholes in the corners as well as some wear and paper loss in the center crossfold and the center and bottom horizontal fold lines. There was tape behind spots in those two folds as well. The restoration has been professionally done and the poster displays very well. This is perhaps a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get a poster that every Sinatra completist would need. Very Good/Fine on Linen.


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