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    The Range Fighter (Exhibitor's Pictures, 1926). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Chapter Eight -- "The Pit of Despair." Ken Maynard was a cowboy for Ringling Brothers Circus in the early 1920s when he was discovered by director Lynn Reynolds, who suggested that the superb horseman test for movies. After several small roles, it was his role as Paul Revere in Janice Meredith (1924) that first earned him fame. From there, he signed as a cowboy star with J. Charles Davis, for whom he made eight Western pictures including this, his first serial. In the following years, Maynard, along with his horse Tarzan, became one of the biggest stars in Hollywood, and would be the first singing cowboy. Later, he inadvertently kickstarted the career of Gene Autry when he turned down the leading role in Mascot's serial, The Phantom Empire (1935). Determined to prove that he could cast anyone in the role, producer Nat Levine turned to bit player Autry, and a new superstar was born. Offered here is a very rare find indeed, a beautiful stone litho one sheet from one of Maynard's first starring roles, and the earliest piece featuring this major Western star we've ever offered. It had light edge wear, fold separations, and small chips in the bottom, but superb professional restoration has repaired these slight issues, making this poster look as good as new. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.

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