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Auction History Result

8b056 DISHONORED WC '31 Josef von Sternberg, art of prostitute/spy Marlene Dietrich & McLaglen!

Date Sold 6/16/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Paperbacked Window Card Movie Poster (WC; measures 14" x 22" [36 x 56 cm]) (Learn More)

Dishonored (also released as "X-27"), the 1931 Josef von Sternberg World War I (WWI) spy espionage romantic melodrama (about a notorious Viennese prostitute who helps her government during World War I by working as a spy by seducing enemy officers, but when she falls in love with a Russian spy, she lets him go, and in return, she is sentenced to be shot by a firing squad) starring Victor McLaglen, Marlene Dietrich (as Agent X-27), Gustav von Seyffertitz, Warner Oland, Lew Cody, and Barry Norton
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Important Added Info: Note that first release 1931 movie paper from this Marlene Dietrich movie is incredibly rare. We have never sold even a single movie paper item from this movie until we received this window card! Also note that this poster has been paperbacked. What is paperbacking? This means the poster was backed onto a light paper backing (acid-free), that is similar in feel to that of the original poster (it means that the poster must be handled carefully, as the backing does not give it much added strength, but it is similar to having an unrestored poster, and yet it has been properly preserved). It is a similar process to linenbacking, except that most collectors use linenbacking for one-sheets and paperbacking for half-sheets, inserts, window cards.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. Prior to paperbacking, the poster had pinholes, tears, and small paper loss around the edges, with some pinholes, scuffs, and many dot stains scattered through the image. Overall, the poster was in fair to good condition prior to paperbacking. The poster was pretty well backed, but it was necessary to paint over most of the background and writing areas, so the poster has been pretty heavily restored. Bear this in mind before placing a bid on this poster.
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