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    Tumbleweeds (United Artists, 1925). Half Sheet (22" X 28"). William S. Hart was one of the top cowboy stars of the silent era, whose tough, taciturn character sought to present the Old West as it really was, as opposed to flashier stars like Tom Mix, who gave the cowboy character a more polished veneer. With a film career that began with the role of Messala in Ben Hur (1907), Hart made more than 70 pictures between that and Tumbleweeds, his last film, in 1925, represented here by a stunning half sheet that features a glorious portrait of Hart astride his faithful steed. This wonderful piece has smudging in the borders, tape residue in the top right, a tear in the bottom border repaired with cellophane tape, chips in the corners, a small hole in the bottom left, and a crease in the left side that extends into the image area. You'd be hard-pressed to find a better image of this great Western star, one of the screen's first, and best, cowboys. Rolled, Fine-.

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    July, 2008
    11th-12th Friday-Saturday
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