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3k0037 STAR OF MIDNIGHT 1/2sh 1935 great art of William Powell & pretty Ginger Rogers, ultra rare!

Date Sold 2/20/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Folded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28" [56 x 71 cm]) (Learn More)

Star of Midnight, the 1935 Stephen Roberts romantic lawyer legal detective crime mystery comedy ("Bright with Sparkling Romance... Loaded with Laughter.. Breathless with Thrilling Suspense"; "United For The First Time.... The glamorous, titian-haired star of 'Gay Divorcee' and 'Roberta'... And the master of a hundred screen triumphs..."; "Set you afire with romance and a-tingle with thrills.."; "The glamorous, titian-haired star of 'Gay Divorcee' and 'Roberta' joins hands with the master of all screen sleuths in a sparkling, mystery drama breathless with thrills ..."; "From the Novel by Arthur Somers Roche"; it has a lot of similarities to MGM's "The Thin Man", which also starred Powell; here he is an attorney who solves crimes, and he has a high society beautiful girlfriend who wants him to marry her) starring William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart, Ralph Morgan, Leslie Fenton, J. Farrell MacDonald, and Vivien Oakland
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Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned the other style half-sheet (with a photographic image of the stars) from this movie, but we have never before auctioned this different artwork style half-sheet (and we auctioned a single one-sheet 29 years ago for $7,700 and a single three-sheet 28 years ago for $13,200)! Note that this poster was folded at one time but has been laying flat for a long time and will be sent rolled in a tube. Finally, note that because this half-sheet was printed on a slightly heavier paper, it makes far more sense for it to be sent in a large flat package than rolled in a tube, because we are afraid that rolling it could cause damage to it, and we would hate for that to happen! We will only send it rolled in a tube if the buyer insists, and accepts full responsibility in case there is any damage to it.

Condition: good. The poster has creases on the horizontal fold (and the paper is separating in Powell's forehead) and some fine surface paper loss on part of the vertical fold. It had an 8" horizontal tear in the middle of the left border that extended through the bottom of Powell's forehead It had tears, smudges, stains, and some tiny bits of paper loss around the edges, with some creases scattered in the image. Someone put tape on the back of the vertical fold and on the back of the border tears and then performed slight restoration to the above defects, without backing the poster.
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