While Thousands Cheer (Toddy Pictures, 1940). Fine/Very Fi...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionWhile Thousands Cheer (Toddy Pictures, 1940). Fine/Very Fine on Linen. One Sheet (28" X 39.75") Alternate Title: Crooked Money.
Offered for the first time ever is the poster from While Thousands Cheer, a treat for fans of both sports and modern US history. All American football star Kenny Washington headlines in this sports drama about a college player caught in the middle of racket scheme. Washington was already a big name in sports for his impressive record during his stint with the UCLA Bruins, but his biggest claim to fame would come six years after the release of this film. Kenny Washington made history in 1946 when he signed on to the Los Angeles Rams as the NFL's first African American player since 1934, when many teams expunged black players from their rosters. Very rare, this poster has received corrections to edge and fold wear, fold separation, as well as small tears and chips at the edges and folds. Some of these issues are still visible, including a post-restoration chip in the lower left. The poster's side edges are slightly irregular, this could be due to some chipping or an uneven cut during production. The colors on this poster are still bright nearly eighty years after its printing.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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