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    Stagecoach (United Artists, 1939). One Sheet (27" X 41").
    This is one of the greats and certainly one of the rarest of the movie poster hobby. John Ford directs John Wayne and a wonderful cast of stars in his classic Western drama. At this time in his career, Wayne was a "B" Western star which meant nothing in the eyes of Hollywood and "A" pictures. Ford had to fight for Wayne during casting, as producer Walter Wanger refused to cast an actor with little box-office pull. Ford won out, of course, but only John Carradine earned a lesser salary than the Duke. Wayne's image was not exactly marketable at the time either, so though this one sheet does not feature him, it is stunning! This gorgeous stone litho one sheet has small chips from the upper and center crossfold. There is a tear in the image near the left border between the upper and center horizontal fold. There is a tiny chip on the upper left corner. This is only the second time we have offered a one sheet to the original release of this title and the first copy sold for $77,600 in 2007. Very Fine on Linen.




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    Auction Dates
    March, 2012
    23rd-24th Friday-Saturday
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