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Auction History Result

3p076 MARIHUANA 45x62 silk banner '35 Dwain Esper daring drug expose, The Weed with Roots in Hell!

Date Sold 9/9/2012
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Silk Banner Movie Poster (measures 45" x 62" [114 x 157 cm]) (Learn More)

Marihuana, the 1935 Dwain Esper marijuana marihuana pot weed drug crime thriller ("Daring Drug Expose!"; "Horror Shame Despair!"; "Today's headlines.... Tomorrow's despair....!"; "What happens at Marihuana parties?"; "Not recommended for children"; "Smoke that gets in youth's eyes!"; "Misery"; "Weird orgies, wild parties, unleashed passions!"; "America's Crime Creator!"; "A puff of smoke changed their lives!"; "The weed with roots in Hell!", "The sweet pill...that makes life bitter!"; "The most daring picture ever made!"; "Daring drug expose") starring Harley Wood, Gloria Browne, Pat Carlyle, Juanita Crosland, Dorothy Dehn, Paul Ellis, Richard Erskine, Hugh McArthur and Hal Taggart. At the time this movie was meant to be a "daring drug expose", but it is now laughable and a camp classic, and posters from the first release of the movie in 1935 (and the roadshow releases that followed it in the late 1930s and early 1940s) are both rare and extremely desired by collectors.
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Important Added Info: Note that we can't say for certain that this silk banner is from the 1935 first release of this movie, but it would certainly seem likely, because we would doubt they would make such an elaborate item for a re-release! We would think it is extremely unlikely that another one of these survived! If anyone knows more about this banner, please e-mail us and we will post it here.

Condition: good to very good. The banner was stored folded up and there are creases along the folds. There are tears and small areas of loss around the edges (including a 5" horizontal tear and loss in the top left corner), and there was a 5" tear in the middle right, and someone literally sewed the tear shut and put a piece of masking tape on the back of it (it is noticeable from the front, but not very distracting).
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