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    Bullet Proof (Universal, 1920). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Harry Carey, the iconic cowboy of the silent screen, stands against a target backdrop and lives up to the film's title as he is impervious to the shots that have ben fired at him. Maybe the film's title had a personal meaning for Carey as well. By 1920, the films of Harry Carey and the other major cowboy of the era (William S. Hart) had become "passe." They had stressed realism in their productions. But with the appearance of Tom Mix at Fox Studios, Westerns took on a "flashier" quality and Universal Studios president Carl Laemmle wanted this look for his Westerns as well. Hoot Gibson, who had started in the movies playing a sidekick to Carey, became the Western star on the Universal lot with John Ford directing. Even though it was Harry Carey who gave Ford his start at Universal, Ford and Carey would part ways, and Ford would take the reigns of Gibson's early efforts. To this day, Carey is respected as one of the pioneers of the Western cowboy image on screen and is truly "bullet proof." Professional restoration has addressed fold wear and separation, pinholes, creases, and a few tears into the interior. There was slight paper loss along the side and top edges of the poster, as well as a chip in the bottom left border. The borders and some of the background have been airbrushed. Very Good+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2018
    17th-18th Saturday-Sunday
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