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    The Petrified Forest (Warner Brothers, R-1951). Italian 4 - Folio (55" X 78").
    Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Robert E. Sherwood was one of the members of the literary Algonquin Round Table, and many of his successful plays were turned into equally successful films. This crime drama/love story is one of his best. Leslie Howard and Bette Davis are two dreamers, whose view of the world at large is drastically altered by a visit from killer Duke Mantee (Humphrey Bogart). Thanks to Howard, Bogart was chosen to recreate his Broadway role as Mantee, which in turn was highly acclaimed, and launched Bogart into stardom. This four-folio has been professionally mounted on linen to correct the minor issues of fold wear and border pinholes. One of the most lavish posters from this title, with Davis holding Howard in his noble death scene, the brilliant artwork is by Luigi Martinati. Very Fine on Linen.


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    July, 2009
    23rd-25th Thursday-Saturday
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