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    The Illiterate Digest (Goldwyn, 1920). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Oklahoma's favorite son and legendary performer Will Rogers began his entertainment career in vaudeville, charming audiences with his down home comedy and iconic American cowboy appeal. His popularity in the Ziegfeld variety review Midnight Frolic led to his engagement with the more famous Ziegfeld Follies. By 1918, Hollywood and Goldwyn came knocking, allowing Rogers to branch out into silent films. Until his contract ended in 1921, Rogers completed twelve movies for Goldwyn, and during the same period he also made the Illiterate Digest film-strip series for the Gaumont Film Company. Although not this stage performers strongest medium, Rogers would go on to make 48 successful silent films, and with the arrival of sound in 1929, he would become a leading star in that medium. An outstanding piece of cinematic nostalgia, this one sheet is extremely scarce and is the only copy we've ever seen come onto the market. In glorious color and stone litho artwork, Rogers jauntily stands in full cowboy regalia and tells audiences in his head scratching, aw-shucks fashion, "It's a Dog-Gone Good Novelty. See it Every Week!" Excellent restoration has corrected many chips and tears in the borders and artwork, and a missing top right corner. Perhaps the most rare Rogers poster we have ever offered, get this while you can as it may be a very long time before another appears. Very Good on Linen.


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