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    PBS Masterpiece Theatre, Question of Attribution (1990) Bus Shelter Poster (30" X 46"). Question of Attribution, PBS Mobil Masterpiece/Mystery, 1992, Rolled, US, Hirschfeld illustration of Fox, holding old master painting and scales, Black and white, three Ninas, James Fox, Prunella Scales. Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003) needs no introduction, just a few notes to put the work on offer into context. Though most noted as a master caricaturist of the Broadway stage and its denizens, during the 1930's Hirschfeld worked in the movie business designing posters, mainly for MGM. His illustrations used to promote the Marx Brothers films of the mid 30's are among the most coveted by film poster collectors. This effort for the Mobil series is among the few times he has worked in this format since his movie studio days. Very Fine condition.

    Estimate: $400 - $600.

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