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    The Letter (Warner Brothers, 1940). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Bette Davis has never been so dangerous or so self-destructive as in this William Wyler film noir, which is based on Somerset Maugham's novel. Set on a Malayan plantation, Davis murders her boyfriend and then gives a moving performance to her husband explaining why it was self-defense. Despite her wealth, loving and forgiving husband, and a sympathetic jury, Leslie cannot escape her punishment, declaring "With all my heart, I still love the man I killed." This desirable one sheet had tears in the top left corner and the top border with a few extending into the artwork, a tear at the bottom border, a small area of paper loss in the top right corner, and tiny chips in the bottom corners. Most of these issues have been addressed with restoration, and the artwork is in extremely nice condition, with a striking image of Davis at her finest. Fine+ on Linen.


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