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    Velvet Fingers (Pathé, 1920). Three Sheet (41" X 81") Episode 5 -- "The Deserted Pavilion." By the time director and star George B. Seitz made this early serial, in which the title character (Seitz) is an expert safecracker who matches wits with famed criminologist Professor Robin (Harry Semels), he already had nearly a dozen silent chapterplays under his belt, including such landmark titles as The Perils of Pauline (1914), The Exploits of Elaine (1914), The Iron Claw (1916), and The House of Hate (1918). One of the most prolific directors of the silent era, Seitz is perhaps best known as the director of the film, A Family Affair (1937), the movie that introduced the character of Andy Hardy and helped make Mickey Rooney a superstar, as well as a dozen additional films in the popular Andy Hardy franchise. By the time of his death in 1944, Seitz had helmed more than 100 motion pictures. Offered here is a gorgeous three sheet for this exciting serial. It had fold wear, crossfold separation, and a tear at the top border, but professional restoration has rendered these slight flaws virtually invisible, making this a poster that displays with a like-new appearance. Very Fine on Linen.

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