The Scarlet Empress (Paramount, 1934). Fine. Jumbo...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionThe Scarlet Empress (Paramount, 1934). Fine. Jumbo Window Card (22" X 28").
Marlene Dietrich reigns supreme as the German Princess Sophia Frederica, who became Catherine the Great after her arranged marriage to the mad Russian Grand Duke Peter, played brilliantly by Sam Jaffe. Delightfully seductive, Catherine, not happy with the restrictions of her aristocratic duties, entertains herself wooing several members of the Russian army, including the dashing John Lodge as Count Alexi. Adding to Catherine's misery is her overbearing mother-in-law Empress Petrovna, played by the imposing Louise Dresser. Director Joseph von Sternberg's elaborate and surreal set designs and lighting make this historical drama a stunning work of art to behold. Likewise, this incredible jumbo window card features the alluring Dietrich in all of her glory with the piece's eye-catching illustration. Making its first appearance at Heritage, this oversized card display signs of age, including mild edge wear, paper lifts, and minor tears. There is a small chip in the top right corner and the poster has staining into the interior. Fine.
Estimate: $2,500 - $5,000.
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