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    The Painted Desert (RKO-Pathé Distributing, 1931). One Sheet (27" X 41"). The star of this early Western is William Boyd, four years before his first Hopalong Cassidy film, but it is a younger bit player, whose part puts this film firmly in movie history. The role of Rance Brett is played by a young Clark Gable in his first talkie. Helen Twelvetrees co-stars as Boyd's love interest in this story of feuding ranching families. This one sheet is incredibly rare and a valuable find for all lovers of early Hollywood Westerns. Prior to professional restoration, this one sheet had tears in the title, bottom right corner and left and right borders. There were also tape lifts in the left border, fold wear, crossfold separations, and missing top corners. The stone litho artwork is stunning to behold and makes this a real treasure. Fine+ on Linen.

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    November, 2008
    7th-8th Friday-Saturday
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