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    Jesse James (20th Century Fox, 1949). First Post-War Release Italian 4 - Foglio (55" X 78").
    A banner year for motion pictures, 1939 included the under-appreciated biography of America's most famous outlaw, Jesse James. Henry King directed this Technicolor classic, which depicts James, played by Tyrone Power, as a Robin Hood of his day. Paper for this film is nearly impossible to come by, including this bright Italian poster by Alfredo Capitani, a Heritage first. Power strikes a "take no prisoners" pose as the notorious Jesse James against a sun-seared Western backdrop. It's always thrilling to offer a hard-to-find piece, and this one is no exception. Restoration has addressed pinholes in the borders, and small chips along the horizontal folds and in the yellow background. There is tempera paint advertising another film on the verso that does not show through to the front. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    July, 2015
    25th-26th Saturday-Sunday
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