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    The Lone Defender (Mascot, 1930). One Sheet (27" X 41") Episode One -- "The Mystery of the Desert." Rescued from the battlefields of France during World War I, Rin Tin Tin, or "Rinty" as he was affectionately called, made his first film in 1923 and was Hollywood's biggest star by the time this serial was released. He is often credited with single-handedly saving Warner Brothers from bankruptcy. Offered here is an exquisite one sheet for the first chapter of Rinty's first serial, showing the canine hero in characteristic action. The glorious, unrestored stone litho poster shows pinholes in the corners, small pieces of cellophane tape at each of the top corners, and cellophane tape on the reverse reinforcing the crossfolds. These are minor considerations, however, and do little to detract from the enormous appeal of this exciting and colorful piece. Fine+.

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