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    The Miracle of Manhattan (Selznick, 1921). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Beauty Elaine Hammersteins's lineage is solid New York. She was the daughter of Broadway producer Arthur Hammerstein, the granddaughter of Oscar Hammerstein, and first cousin to the great Oscar Hammerstein II of Broadway musical fame. From 1915 to 1926 she made 44 films and appeared in numerous Broadway shows and light operas. This great stone lithograph from 1921 features her in the character of Evelyn Whitney convalescing in her Manhattan mansion during a lengthy illness. She is deciding whether to rush to a courtroom and give evidence that will free her love interest, who saved her from an attack by his ex-lover. This vintage stunner has a unique rendering of the Manhattan skyline with the heroine in dressing gown on her chaise lounge. Professional restoration had only minor flaws to address, and the poster displays as new. There were small very chips in the fold separations and top center border, tiny pinholes in the top border, and a small tear in the upper border. Very Fine- on Linen.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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