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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940) Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Prior to the release of "The Philadelphia Story," Katherine Hepburn was known as "box office poison." Her last few films had not done very well financially and her contract had been dropped at RKO. In order to solidify her career she bought the rights to "The Philadelphia Story" which was immensely popular on the stage and told MGM that the only way they could make the film was to give her the lead role. The part brought her a nomination for Best Actress and the film received additional nominations for Best Picture and Director. James Stewart would go on to win the Oscar for Best Actor. This has remained one of Hepburn's best films and the posters on this title are very sought after. This rolled half sheet is exceptionally scarce and has been paper backed to repair tears in the left and right borders that went into the background. Very Fine- on Paper.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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