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    Singer Jim McKee (Paramount, 1924). Title Lobby Card and Lobby Cards (5) (11" X 14").
    Cowboy screen hero William S. Hart was a friend of legendary Wild West lawman Wyatt Earp, and he and fellow silent Western film star Tom Mix were pallbearers at Earp's funeral in 1929. Hart's fame was dwindling by the time he made Singer Jim McKee, and his last film would be made in 1925. Living in semi-retirement on a ranch in California, Hart was annoyed by a plane that kept flying over his house. The pilot was none other than Amelia Earhart, and the two ending up becoming friends after he invited her to dinner to complain about the noise. Offered in this lot is an incredibly well preserved title card and five scene cards. Hart plays a singing villain, who helps a friend rob a stagecoach to provide food for the latter's motherless daughter (Phyllis Haver). The title card has a tear in the bottom border and pinholes, and the rest of the cards have pinholes in the borders and one in the image area. Excellent color is an added bonus to these lobbies, a first time offer from Heritage! Very Fine+.


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    November, 2013
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