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    The Widow's Might (Paramount, 1918). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    To understand the importance and rarity of this poster, we need to reflect on the amazing acting ability of Julian Eltinge and how truly gifted a performer he was. There is a reason none less than the editor of Variety called him "as great a performer as there is today." King Edward VII asked for a command performance and his tours in Europe and across the US were consistently sold out. At one point he was the highest paid stage performer in vaudeville and the American stage. His fascinating act succeeded not only in appearance but in manner as well, eschewing the caricature nature of female impersonation but instead presenting his "woman's persona" as a reality. This splendid stone lithograph has Eltinge playing a dual role, but featured in the artwork as the true drawing power he was dressed to the nines in the best 1918 fashion. Few examples of his work survive, especially one this terrific! Fine/Very Fine on Linen.




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