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    Viva Villa! (MGM, 1934). Insert (14" X 36").
    A fictionalized account of the life of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa, played by Wallace Beery, this film was the center of much controversy, including a well-publicized account of co-star Lee Tracy's reportedly obscene behavior during filming, seen as an insult to Mexico and the Mexican people. The incident led to his firing, as well as the ousting of director Howard Hawks, who was replaced with Jack Conway. In spite of the delays and production problems, the film received several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture, Best Sound Recording, and Best Writing, Adaptation and was well received by the public. This is a rare rolled insert poster from the film and other than pinholes in the corners, a small corner bend upper left and an inked number in the bottom border the poster is in absolutely wonderful condition! Rolled, Very Fine+.


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