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    The Playhouse (First National, 1921). Lobby Card (11" X 14").
    This pretty lobby card was inspired by a film crafted by a true cinematic genius, the highly innovative Buster Keaton. The Playhouse was one of the finest technical achievements of the entire silent era. Keaton and his camera crew literally invented, on the spot, techniques that were to be used for years to come. Using primitive but carefully orchestrated multi-exposures, Keaton plays over twenty roles in the film...two Minstrel interlocutors in black face and seven Minstrel men, a band conductor, a six member orchestra, two male and female audience couples, and a stagehand! And remember, this was a twenty-two minute short! That beauty backstage with Keaton is Virginia Fox, soon to be known as Mrs. Darryl F. Zanuck for over thirty years. Only pinholes in the corners, tape stains on the verso, and a crease in the left border can be noted. Very rare, this piece is a special find for early silent film buffs. Fine/Very Fine.


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