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    The Lady from Shanghai (Columbia, 1947). French Grande (45" X 61.5") Style B.
    When viewing the Italian posters from this film, it's easy to assume there couldn't be a more beautiful format that exists. Then this Style B French grande turns up with its larger-than-life visage of a luminous, blonde Rita Hayworth, and collectors are awed once again. At the hands of the masterful Boris Grinsson (Gilda, Sunset Boulevard, The Postman Always Rings Twice) this poster is as well crafted as the film itself. Hayworth, as Mrs. Bannister, becomes one of the screen's ultimate femme fatales as she seduces Michael O'Hara (Orson Welles), an Irish sailor, into a bizarre and convoluted murder plot. To this day, the picture is still considered one of the finest film noirs ever made. It's the first time Heritage has presented this format, making it a tremendous opportunity for serious collectors. Professional restoration has addressed pinholes with tears in the borders, and small chips in Hayworth's forehead, hair and in the top border. Color touchup has also been applied to correct slight fading. Fine+ on Linen.




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