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    Spitfire (RKO, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Originally released in Great Britain as "The First of the Few," this film stars Leslie Howard (who also directed) as R.J. Mitchell, the inventor of the Spitfire fighter plane. Mitchell suspected that Hitler had plans to conquer Europe by air, and began plans to develop his aircraft long before anyone else saw the necessity. David Niven was given leave from the British army to costar as Howard's best friend and test pilot. Howard never got to see the release of his film; while traveling between London and Lisbon his plane was shot down by the Germans. This poster has fold line wear with a touch more at the fold line intersections, creases and border imperfections, holes, tears, and a small amount of paper loss. The poster has been professionally restored, rendering these defects hard to detect. Very Fine- on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2004
    17th Saturday
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