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    The Big Parade (MGM, 1925). Lobby Cards (2) (11" X 14"). This is one of the greatest silent films ever produced, second only to Birth of a Nation in box office receipts. Directed by King Vidor (who uncredited, co-wrote the script) and stars John Gilbert and Renee Adoree, who all became major players after the film's success. These two lobby cards offer a bit of film poster history. Most cards in the mid-'20s were hand tinted - usually painted by European artists who could only find work in America in this venue. They would make choices on how to color and emphasize certain stars and layouts. Note that one logo border has been colored completely blue, people flesh colored, and with hats and dresses in the lower logo also colored. A different tinter has chosen only to color one dress. There are mild corner bumps, a small crease in the lower right border, and small tears in the bottom and right borders repaired with tape on the back. One card has vertical creases in the left and right borders. Fine/Very Fine.

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