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    The Lone Ranger (Republic, 1938). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Chapter 3 -- "The Pitfall." Taking their inspiration from such well-known fictional characters as Robin Hood and Zorro, radio magnate George W. Trendle and writer Fran Striker created their masked rider of the plains, the Lone Ranger, for a radio show originally broadcast on Detroit's WXYZ in 1933. The masked man, along with his faithful Indian companion Tonto, took the nation by storm, and it wasn't long before Republic Studios, the leading producers of serials at the time, took an interest. The result was one of the finest examples of the serial genre, a picture that would lead to a follow up serial, a hit TV show, and many imitators. This poster, which shows the Ranger himself in the inset, has been professionally restored and linen backed to address such issues as a small tear on the left edge, and one or two pinholes in the borders. Additionally, there is evidence of some border restoration on the left edge, and partial replacement of the bottom border. The image area, however, is incredibly clean, and the restoration work that was done has resulted in a first-class poster any collector would be proud to own. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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