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    The Petrified Forest (Warner Brothers, 1936). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). In a telegram that launched a legend, Leslie Howard (who was set to re-enact his stage role in "The Petrified Forest" for the screen) told Jack Warner that if Humphrey Bogart wasn't given the part of the gangster Duke Mantee, then he wouldn't appear in the film as well. Warner wanted one of their other tough guys that were already established stars, Edward G. Robinson, Paul Muni or James Cagney for the role. Howard stood firm and Bogart was given the part. It was one of the greatest castings in cinema history and made Bogart an overnight sensation. This very rare and desirable lobby card is considered the best card in the set. There has been repair to several pinholes around the edges and a small chip out of the bottom border. At one time, there was a drawing on the back of the card that left some impressions in the front of the image area. These have been flattened and repaired through restoration, but one can still see that the image was there. Fine on Paper.

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