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    The Saturday Night Kid (Paramount, 1929). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Clara Bow and Jean Arthur play sisters, both of whom work for a department store, both on the hunt for wealthy single men, and both, unfortunately, landing on the same man (James Hall). Bow loses out to the crafty and ruthless Arthur, until the night of a wild costume party, when mistaken identity reveals every character's true self. Evelyn Brent and Louise Brooks played the leads in the original silent film, 1926's Love 'Em and Leave 'Em, and both films were based on a stage play by George Abbott, itself an adaptation of Townsend Martin's novel. Bow shines in this portrait card, marked only by a few pinholes, a stain on the left edge, and minor tape damage visible only on the back. Although not visible in the tight close-up of this card, Bow reportedly had gained so much weight during filming that she could not wear the pageant dress designed for her. Instead, she convinced the designer to let the then-unknown Jean Harlow wear it. Very Fine+.

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