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2j032 PRIVATE LIVES OF ELIZABETH & ESSEX linen French 1p 1945 Vacher art of Davis & Flynn, rare!

Date Sold 12/11/2018
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An Original 1945 (from the first release of this movie in France) Vintage Linenbacked French One-Panel "Grande" Poster (1p; measures 47" x 62 1/4" [119 x 158 cm]) (Learn More)

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex, the 1939 Michael Curtiz Elizabethan Era England historical medieval royalty romantic melodrama ("It's a Battle Royal of Love!"; "The secret romance of good Queen Bess"; "The Queen who could never be a woman... and the man who could never be a King!"; "The most fascinating romance in history!"; "Based on a stage play by Maxwell Anderson"; the play is based on the legend of this famous relationship, and not the reality!; in real life, Elizabeth was 65, but Davis was 31 when she played the role, and she wore considerable makeup to look much older; the play explores the love-hate relationship between the old queen and the dashing young Earl of Essex) starring Bette Davis (in the title role as Queen Elizabeth I), Errol Flynn (in the title role as Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex), Olivia De Havilland, Alan Hale Sr., and Vincent Price (in his second movie role!)
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Artist: Roger Vacher
Important Added Info: Note that we have never before auctioned this first release French one-panel! Also note that this is an extremely rare French poster from near the end of World War II! Virtually no French posters survive from the mid 1940s or earlier. There were many paper shortages in France during World War II, resulting in the destruction of almost all posters from before World War II, and also from during the war, and the first few years afterwards!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. The poster was displayed and it both faded (the red colors have changed to a pink color) and it has also darkened. It had small tears and small areas of paper loss on parts of several folds, with greater tears and paper loss at the top center crossfold, which fortunately falls in the blank background area. The poster had pinholes, tears, and paper loss around the edges. Overall, the poster was in fair to good condition prior to linenbacking. The person who backed the poster did a pretty nice job, but they did not attempt to address the fading issue. Still, the poster can certainly be displayed and enjoyed on the new owner's wall, but bear in mind its defects before placing a bid.
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