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    The Virginian (Paramount, 1929). Linen Cloth Banner (35.5" X 118").
    Gary Cooper and Walter Huston prepare to duel it out in this incredible stone litho banner, a one of a kind piece that is making it's Heritage debut. Not many theaters ordered banners like this for their displays, meaning that only a few were ever printed, and this is the only remaining copy of which we are aware. A fine early Western showcasing the considerable talents of a Cooper, this was the picture that instantly elevated him from a strong leading man to a full-fledged superstar. Cooper was initially nervous to take part in his first talking picture, but his fears were groundless, as audiences responded as favorably to his resonant voice as they had to his rugged good looks. A great piece for collectors, this banner shows edge wear, tears in the borders and interior, foxing, and staining. There is some loss to the material in the borders which can extend slightly into the blue background. There is a snipe included, but not attached, for a local showing. Folded, Fine.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    18th-19th Saturday-Sunday
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