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    The Philadelphia Story (MGM, 1940). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). After appearing in a string of flops between 1935 and 1938, Katharine Hepburn was labeled "box office poison," and subsequently left Hollywood to appear on Broadway in The Philadelphia Story. The play was a sensation, and Hepburn quickly bought the film rights, allowing her to return to Hollywood in high style. The film version of the play, which starred Hepburn, Cary Grant, and James Stewart, was an unqualified success, garnering Oscar wins for Best Actor (Stewart) and Best Writing, and nominations for Best Actress (Hepburn), Best Supporting Actress (Ruth Hussey), Best Director (George Cukor), and Best Picture, and returning Hepburn to the heights of Hollywood fame. The movie remains today one of the indelible classics of 1940s cinema. This wonderful lobby card, featuring Grant and Hepburn, shows pinholes in the top corners, a small chip in the top left, and a light stain in the top right, but is still very attractive and presentable; a highly desirable piece for an always-favorite film. Very Fine.

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