White Cargo (BIP, 1930). One Sheet (28.25" X 41.25...Click the image to load the highest resolution version.
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DescriptionWhite Cargo (BIP, 1930). One Sheet (28.25" X 41.25").
Leon Gordon reworked Ida Vera Simonton's novel Hell's Playground for theater in 1923, and his original White Cargo play was a smash hit on Broadway and in London's West End. This exceedingly rare one sheet is a Heritage first, and is taken from the show's first film adaptation starring Gypsy Rhouma as the lovely Tondelayo - a role that Hedy Lamarr would later reprise for the 1942 version. This 1929 movie was originally conceived as a silent film, but the growing popularity of the "talkie" format led to the late addition of sound sequences, which were shot at Elstree Studios in Hertfordshire. The poster features beautiful stone litho artwork, and professional restoration has addressed mild creases, unobtrusive pinholes, additional horizontal folds, and some wear, tears, and chipping in the edges and folds. The borders have been airbrushed. Fine on Linen.
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,000.
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