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    Sahara (Columbia, 1940s). First Post-War French Grande (47" X 63").
    Shot during World War II, this film was intended to be a propaganda piece for the U.S. government. Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) leads an abandoned tank unit after the fall of Tobruk in North Africa, picking up other foreign nationals along the way. The group works together to defeat a much larger German force that wants the fresh water well that they have. This French grande features slick graphics and an evocative image of Bogart, rendered by artist Jacques Boggeaux. Before restoration, there was fold wear and crossfold separations and a 7" tear at the center of the image, and a chip in the right border. Fine- on Linen.


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    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
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