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    The Song of Songs (Paramount, 1933). Full-Bleed One Sheet (26.25" X 40") Style B.
    Posters of this collecting magnitude come along once in a very, very long time. The last time Heritage presented this piece was in 2005, and the wait for its reappearance was worth it. This elegant stone litho one sheet is a work of art, hailing from a film in which Marlene Dietrich plays the embodiment of innocence in her first role without director/mentor/Svengali Josef von Sternberg. Rouben Mamoulian assumed the directorial reins instead, guiding this story of an orphaned peasant (Dietrich) from the German countryside who travels to Berlin to stay with her aunt, and of course, the big city quickly exploits her naivete. Becoming a nude model (Dietrich cannot stay frumpy for long), she falls in love with a struggling artist (Brian Aherne), but she cannot resist the marriage proposal of a hedonistic baron (Lionel Atwill). As in Blonde Venus, her previous film, Dietrich's character establishes her independence by becoming a cabaret singer, but the past lingers like a von Sternberg shadow. Dietrich practically shimmers against a rich onyx background on this Paramount full-bleed one sheet. Mounted on thin linen, the poster is simply stunning after touchup to the folds, a spot in Aherne's forehead, and a tear in the left border. Serious collectors, here's your chance to possess a collection-defining piece! Very Fine- on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    July, 2014
    19th-20th Saturday-Sunday
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