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    William S. Hart Stock Poster (United Artists, R-1920s). Three Sheet (41" X 81").
    Beginning in 1915, William S. Hart starred in his own series of 36 two-reel Western short subjects for producer Thomas H. Ince. These films were so popular that they were supplanted by a series of feature films. Most of these early films continued to play in theaters, under new titles, until around 1925. This terrific stock poster printed by Berkshire Poster Company in New York City, was most likely used for many of those films simply by adding the title below on a paste or tacked up title card, rather than printing brand new paper. Luckily this three sheet was given top of the line production values, with beautiful dramatic stone litho art and printing. It's a great image of the classic Hart pose with the ever present trademark brimmed hat, a clenched fist, the steely glare, and a gun in hand. There has been excellent first rate linenbacking with some mild restoration for only light edge wear with minor tears, and some fold wear with small bits of paper loss. Fine/Very Fine on Linen.


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    March, 2011
    25th-26th Friday-Saturday
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