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    A Damsel In Distress (RKO, 1937). Folded, Fine+. Italian 4 - Fogli (55" X 76.5") Anselmo Ballester Artwork.
    This beautiful stone litho poster features Italian artist Anselmo Ballester's playful depiction of Fred Astaire and a gorgeous rendition of Joan Fontaine in their only film appearance together. A Damsel in Distress is also notable for the many great George Gershwin songs it features, including "A Foggy Day," "Nice Work if You Can Get It," "Things Are Looking Up," and more. The poster has mild edge and fold wear, along with a few tears and fold separations. There is a tear in the "A" in "Una" in the title, and there are pinholes in the image and borders. The poster has a few tiny and unobtrusive chips, light smudges, and stains including some stains in the title and image. There is tape stain bleedthrough between the images of Astaire and Fontaine, and there is a small amount of missing paper in the border of the top panel where the two panels overlap. On the verso are a few small pieces of paper and cellophane tape, and there is a bit of grease pencil writing that is faintly visible from the front near the bottom left corner of the poster.


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