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Auction History Result

9e069 FLAMING CRISIS 1sh '24 stone litho of black newspaperman-turned-cowboy with his girl & horse

Date Sold 6/4/2013
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 28" x 42" [71 x 107 cm]) (Learn More)

The Flaming Crisis, the 1924 silent black African American romantic murder melodrama ("With a notable cast of colored artists"; about a black newspaperman who is convicted of a murder he did not commit on circumstantial evidence, and he is sentenced to prison, but he escapes and makes his way to the southwest, where he takes up with Tex Miller, a beautiful cowgirl, and after he captures some outlaws, he gives himself up, knowing he will spend a long time in prison, but he finds that the real murderer has confessed, and he heads back to Tex Miller!) starring Calvin Nicholson, Dorothy Dunbar, Henry Dixon, William Butler, and Marie Chester. Note that the female lead in this movie is named "Dorothy Dunbar". There WAS a famous white actress of the 1920s by this name, but we think it is extremely likely that this was NOT the Dorothy Dunbar in this movie, but rather a black actress of the same name, but we can find no further information on this (the IMDb lists the actress as the "white" Dorothy Dunbar, but they are known for many errors). If anyone knows more about this, please e-mail us and we will post it here.
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Important Added Info: Note that this is one of a group of recently discovered stage play and movie posters from the 1920s, which are being auctioned now, each in their own separate auction. Each of the posters is unfolded, but all have varying degrees of damage around the edges (see our individual condition description of each). All can be professionally linenbacked and restored, but we wanted to offer them unrestored, both so that the bidders could see exactly what condition each poster is in, and also so that the high bidder of each poster could choose the restorer of their choice, plus decide how much restoration each poster should have! Also note that this poster measures 28" x 42" [71 x 107 cm].

Condition: good to very good. The poster was never folded. There is a slightly diagonal horizontal crease across the top of the poster 5" to 7" from the top. There are tears and tiny areas of paper loss around the edges, and some faint staining in the lower left blank border, and a lesser amount scattered in the rest of the borders. Since there is very little paper loss that is not blank white paper, this will be an easy linenbacking and restoration!
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