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    Rainbow Valley (Monogram, 1935). Three Sheet (41" X 79.5").
    John Wayne started his long career starring in a huge Western epic called The Big Trail. The film flopped and the young actor was taken on by Columbia and Warner Brothers before falling into the "B" film cycle at "poverty row" studios. This was one of Wayne's last features for Monogram Studios before he upgraded his studio status to Republic. He almost managed to avoid the "Singing Cowboy" phase (which became popular with the likes of Gene Autry and Roy Rogers) but gave it a shot in this epic. Apparently the studio decided Wayne didn't quite fit the mold and had his voice dubbed in. A Heritage first, this beautiful stone litho three sheet displays very well after touchup to the folds, and a tear near Wayne's arm. There is faint bleed through in the YNE of "WAYNE" and the "O" in "JOHN" from ink on the verso. Fans of the Duke should not miss this rare opportunity. Very Fine- on Linen.


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    November, 2014
    22nd-23rd Saturday-Sunday
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