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    The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (Faces, 1976). Special Full-Bleed Poster (18" X 37.75"). Montage Style.
    Ben Gazzara stars as Cosmo Vitelli, a strip club owner with a bad gambling habit. When he gets in over his head, a small time gangster (Seymour Cassel) tells him to pay up or kill a Chinese bookie to wipe out his debt. This John Cassavetes film is a cult favorite, and the rare "Montage" style poster presented in this auction is a Heritage first. This poster and the other two offered in this auction are from a group that Cassavetes had photographer Sam Shaw prepare which never made it into mass production or distribution. The film distributor narrowed the field down to just the three posters that were mass distributed to all the theaters showing the film. This is only the third copy we are aware of that has surfaced. The poster looks unused, and received the highest grade allowed for pieces mounted on linen. This is a very rare find in the poster hobby. Very Fine+ on Linen.


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    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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