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    The Love Mart (First National, 1927). French Double Grande (63" X 92.5").
    From one of Billie Dove's best silent films, this very grand stone litho French poster pictures the actress sitting on an auction block. Dove is framed as being a "Quadroon" and therefore is subject to being sold as a slave in New Orleans before the Civil War. Joining Dove is dashing co-star Gilbert Roland, and see if you can spot Boris Karloff as "Fleming", somewhere in one of the crowd scenes! Superb artwork is signed in the printing plate by Jacques Bonneau (Kid Galahad, Maltese Falcon, New Adventures of Tarzan). Touchup was carefully applied to small tears, fold wear, and chips in the left border. For its size and age, this poster is in amazing condition. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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