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    Napoleon (MGM, 1927). Lobby Card (11" X 14"). Abel Gance's Napoleon was originally envisioned as a multi-part epic, but the realities of time and budget forced the director to concentrate on the youth and early military career of the controversial leader. Nevertheless, the film is a triumph on a variety of levels. The storytelling is superb, and the camera work, such as the revolutionary Polyvision process, in which multiple images are projected on the screen, is markedly ahead of its time. All in all, this film is one of the inarguable masterpieces of the silent cinema. The striking card offered here had pinholes in the borders and corners, a top right corner chip, and a small hole in the final "n" of "Napoleon." The card had a small bit of the border art cut from it in the caption on the right hand side. The word's "With an eagle's" was removed but was magnificently added through professional restoration from the examination of the same card in another collection. The card now has a beautiful appearance and the restoration is seamless. This is a card that any movie fan would be proud to own. Fine.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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