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    The Lady from Shanghai (Columbia, 1948). Italian 2 - Foglio (39" X 55").
    Heritage is thrilled to once again present this exceedingly rare, jaw-dropping Italian 2-foglio poster designed by the illustrious Anselmo Ballester (On the Waterfront, Affair in Trinidad, The Big Heat). Rita Hayworth becomes one of the screen's ultimate femme fatales as she seduces Orson Welles, as 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 beauty to perfection. Restoration has addressed a tear in the middle and "S" of "Shanghai", surface paper loss in the left border, pinholes in the borders, and fold wear. This is only the second time Heritage has sold this format. Serious collectors won't want to let such a remarkable poster slip away! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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