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    Johnny Guitar (Republic, 1954). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    Saloon owner Vienna (Joan Crawford) is pitted against tough gal Emma Small (Mercedes McCambridge) who doesn't want the new railroad to come through their Arizona town bringing more settlers. The tension between Crawford and McCambridge was real and added a great deal of reality to their scenes. Vienna hires guitar playing, gun-slinging, ex-lover Johnny Logan (Sterling Hayden) to help fend off Small and her mob. Over the years, this Western has gained a cult-like following, as it is far different from anything else in the genre, with no apparent hero. There were tape stains on the reverse along the folds, fold wear, and crossfold separations, all of which have been addressed with professional restoration. This iconic image of Crawford is a real prize. Fine+ on Linen.


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    Auction Dates
    March, 2009
    20th-22nd Friday-Sunday
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