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    The Lady from Shanghai (Columbia, 1948). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55").
    Similar in design to the Italian 4-foglio, this jaw-dropping 2-foglio boasts the masterful touch of artist Anselmo Ballester (On the Waterfront, Affair in Trinidad, The Big Heat). Rita 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. Welles directed this film as well as casting his wife, screen beauty Hayworth, in the lead role. Hayworth was known for her auburn hair, but for this role, Welles had her dye her hair blonde. To this day, the picture is still considered one of the finest film noirs ever made. Ballester did the artwork for many of Hayworth's posters, and with this example, he outdid his usual brilliance, capturing her blonde locks to perfection. It's the first time Heritage has offered this format, making it a tremendous opportunity for serious collectors. Professional restoration has the poster in tip-top display-ready shape, with touchup to the borders and folds that had chips and tears, and a tear near the credits. Fine on Linen.




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    November, 2013
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