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    The Hunchback of Notre Dame (RKO, 1948). First Post-War Release Italian 4 - Foglio (54" X 77.25").
    This was the second version of Victor Hugo's classic novel that was adapted to the screen, with Charles Laughton in the tragic role of the bell ringer, Quasimodo. Maureen O'Hara was cast as the beautiful gypsy, Esmerelda, the object of Quasimodo's love. For this production, RKO's movie ranch was transformed into a massive medieval version of Paris, centered around its entrancing Notre Dame Cathedral, resulting in one of the largest and most extravagant film sets ever constructed. Artist Giorgio Olivetti created this large format French poster that features dramatic art of O'Hara in the arms of Laughton, and a stunning oversized portrait in the background. Prior to professional restoration this poster had staple holes in the background, pinholes in the title area, a small tear above the title in the left border, and touchup to the folds. There is a trim of perhaps 3/4" to 1.25" of the white border at the very top. The piece now displays very well, and Heritage is proud to offer this format for the first time. Very Fine- on Linen.


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