The Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). Fine/Very Fine on Linen.Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Lady Eve (Paramount, 1941). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (27" X 41").
Romance meets screwball in this Preston Sturges comedy, telling the tale of a cunning con artist and the poor, but rich, dope she intends to fleece. Barbara Stanwyck and Henry Fonda, both nominees in 1941 for Academy Awards in leading roles, prove to be just as skilled at the comedic as they are the dramatic. Laughs abound between the two, embracing the rapid-fire stream of jokes and gags with an effusive enthusiasm that spills straight from the screen into the audience. Based off of the short story "Two Bad Hats," Sturges' adaptation struck just the right balance between quick-witted satire and perfectly timed slapstick, resulting in an Oscar nomination in Best Writing: Original Story for author Monckton Hoffe. Collectors of classic comedy won't want to miss out on this popular poster, which has been professionally repaired to address light edge and fold wear, slight fold separations, minor tears, as well as pin and staple holes. The poster no longer shows a few small chips, including two in the left side of the apple, and the borders have been airbrushed.
Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000.
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