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    Wings (Paramount, 1929). Regional Japanese B3 (15" X 21.25").
    Billed as "An Epic of the Air," this stunning film, starring Clara Bow, Buddy Rogers, and Richard Arlen, was honored with the very first Best Picture Academy Award in 1929 (then referred to as the "Best Production" award). It is also notable for a brief but memorable appearance by a young Gary Cooper. Arlen had been a fighter pilot in World War I, and Rogers learned to fly during the course of the picture, as filming closeup scenes required the actors, during the flying scenes, to not only fly the planes, but operate the motorized cameras, act, and land safely as well. The result is an amazing film, as thrilling today as it was when it was previewed in San Antonio in 1927. This very rare regional Japanese poster (a Heritage first) is thought to be from the 1929 release that added a score and sound effects. There is a thin metal strip along the top edge that has discolored a bit and left a horizontal stain in the top and bottom sections, and a small hole in the bottom section. A highly unique find! Folded, Fine+.

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