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    The Shadow Strikes (Grand National, 1937). Half Sheet (22" X 28") Style A. Introduced as the host of a radio mystery series, the enigmatic Shadow soon became the focus of one of the most popular pulp adventure magazines ever, with stories written by the prolific Walter Gibson beginning in 1931. This black-clad avenger of the night first came to the silver screen in 1937 in The Shadow Strikes, starring Rod LaRocque (there was an earlier series of short films around 1931, released under the series title The Shadow Detective Stories, but in these, the Shadow acted strictly as a host rather than as an active character). Paper produced for this title is exceptionally striking, and very hard to come across. The half sheet offered here is particularly rare, boasting an intensely dramatic image of LaRocque as the man who knew what evil lurked in the hearts of men. This poster, which was never folded, has had restoration work done to the borders. The image area is largely untouched, save for a thumb-sized chip in the upper yellow background area. Professional restoration and paper backing has resulted in a piece that displays beautifully and will make a proud addition to any collection. Fine on Paper.

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