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    Balalaika (MGM, 1939) Half Sheet (22" X 28"). Nelson Eddy and Ilona Massey are lovers on different sides of the Russian Revolution in this musical from MGM. Prince Peter Karagin (Eddy) falls hard for the singer at the Cafe Balalaika, Lydia Marakova (Massey). Realizing that his princely appearance is not going to go over well with her, he pays a student for his clothes. Of course, she's hiding something, too -- she and several of her family are Bolsheviks plotting against the Tsar. The upheaval of politics and revolution conspire to keep the lovers apart, until they are reunited years later in Paris. Co-starring Charlie Ruggles, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill and C. Aubrey Smith. This beautiful half sheet has a full image of Massey, portraits of Massey and Eddy and three scenes from the film. Edge wear with three tears on the side borders with tape on the back, soiling and stains (mostly on the border), light wrinkling and small chips on the lower border. Rolled, Fine/Very Fine.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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