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    Official United States War Films Now Being Shown (Hegeman, 1918) WW I Poster (28" X 53"). A dramatic and often reproduced WW I image. The showing of war related films became very popular toward the end of the decade and several posters have been issued advertising specific screenings at specific venues. This example is actually a stock poster for the showing of any war related movies. Information on the actual showing would usually be sniped onto the poster. In this case, a 10 x 18 inch Banner was created that would be placed below or above the 28 x 40 inch poster. The Banner announces the showing of "Pershing's Crusaders," a quasi war documentary that was produced in 1918. It has two claims to fame: a very collectible movie poster and the appearance of Lillian Roth as an extra. The showing was at Philadelphia's Nixon Theatre, built in 1910 and demolished in 1984. Very Fine condition on Linen.

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    March, 2005
    17th-18th Thursday-Friday
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