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    The Lavender Hill Mob (Rank, 1951). British Three Sheet (38" X 76").
    One of Ealing Studio's best-loved comedies is this heist film starring Alec Guinness and Stanley Holloway as two mild-mannered working class men who concoct a scheme to steal a million pounds of gold bullion. What makes this poster so unique is that it is all artwork as opposed to the smaller formats which used photo montage. The artwork is signed near the top by the famous British cartoonist, Ronald Searle, whose images are a large percentage of the poster. The portrait of Guinness and Holloway is done in beautiful stone litho. The poster had fold wear which was expertly restored. The distributor's name is printed on a paper snipe which reads "J. Arthur Rank," with nothing beneath the snipe indicating that a printing mistake was made in not mentioning the original distributors. British three sheets from this period are very rare due to the small quantities printed. A wonderful find from this classic English comedy! Very Fine+ on Linen.


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