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    Ossessione (ICI, 1943). Italian Photobustas (20) (10.25" X 14.5").
    Widely considered to be one of the important precursors to the Italian Neorealist films that would come to prominence in the wake of World War II, this striking film, directed by Luchino Visconti, is an adaptation of James M. Cain's popular novel The Postman Always Rings Twice. The story revolves around Gino, a drifter (Massimo Girotti), who stops at a small inn run by the lovely Giovanna (Clara Calamai) and her husband Giuseppe (Juan de Landa). Gino and Giovanni quickly fall in love, and plot to kill Giuseppe so that they can run off together. Of course, things don't go exactly as planned. Offered here is a lovely set of photobustas, featuring portraits and scene shots with all the main cast members. One card has a light dust shadow, one has a small tear in the right side, and a third has a small nick in the top border, but aside from these small flaws, the cards are in excellent condition. Additionally, the original mailing envelope is included in this lot. These beautiful photobustas, from a truly landmark film, will make some lucky collector very happy. Very Fine.

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    November, 2009
    11th-14th Wednesday-Saturday
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