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    The Lost Squadron (RKO, 1933). French Double Grande (63" X 91.5").
    What did World War I pilots do after the war was over? They went to Hollywood and became stunt pilots in movies being made about the war. They also suffered depression and various disillusionments during their attempts to readjust to civilian life. This picture was way ahead of its time, voicing social commentary about the effects of war on soldiers, predating The Best Years of Our Lives by 14 years. Taken aback that the maniacal character he was being asked to play was named Erich von Stroheim, the real von Stroheim demanded a name change before he would take the role in this film. There were a few crossfold chips, some edge wear, and minor fold tears. This is the first time Heritage has offered this French double grande with the dramatic artwork of Mary Astor. Very Fine on Linen.


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