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    The Lost Express (Mutual, 1917). 24 Sheet (104" X 232"). Now here is an item that you may never see again as assuredly almost none have survived! This is a billboard size poster for a serial from the year 1917! Helen Holmes, one of the reigning queens of the silent chapterplay, stars in this 15 chapter film. Holmes plays a stalwart telegraph operator who solves the mystery of a train that seemingly vanishes without a trace. The engine carries a new and valuable formula for granulated gasoline! The film was directed by Holmes's husband, J. P. McGowan, seen prominently on the poster, and it was produced by the star's own production company, Signal Film. The poster is in amazingly good and unused condition. There is wear to the two upper left panels which feature Holmes's portrait. There is minor wear and fold separation within several of the other panels. The poster would benefit greatly from restoration by linen backing. Fine-.

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    Auction Dates
    March, 2008
    11th-12th Tuesday-Wednesday
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