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    The Mysterious Island (MGM, 1929). 24 Sheet (104" X 232").
    Plagued by production problems, Mysterious Island was began in 1926, went through three directors, and was reshot to include dialog sequences when talking pictures came into vogue. It also featured two-strip Technicolor, unfortunately lost in prints available for viewing today. Loosely based on the Jules Verne novel of the same name, it is the earliest adaptation of the famed science fiction tale. Lionel Barrymore stars, along with Montagu Love, Jacqueline Gadsden, and Lloyd Hughes. The most fascinating sequences were shot underwater and feature little aqua-men who eventually befriend Barrymore. Twenty-four sheet posters for this period are exceedingly rare, we auctioned only one other copy a year ago. This particular copy is in excellent condition, with brilliantly colored stone litho artwork. It is in its original twelve sections, and has light fold wear with minor chips with small tears at the folds, and edge wear. There is some archival tape on the reverse and a small stain in the green background. A magnificent piece of art begging to be displayed. Fine/Very Fine.


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