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#025 YOUNG RAJAH 1/2sh '22 Rudolph Valentino

Date Sold 7/24/2001
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Theatrical Unfolded Original Half-Sheet (measures 22x28) (Learn More)

The Young Rajah, the 1922 Philip E. Rosen silent India royalty romantic melodrama ("From the play 'Amos Judd' by Aletha Lude and the novel by John A. Mitchell"; a great story of the son of an Indian Rajah who is brought to the United States because it is feared that he will be assassinated, and he is given an American name and grows up not knowing his ancestry, and he goes to Harvard, where he is a star athlete, and he is about to be married to an American girl, but he has a vision that there is about to be an attempt on his life, and it happens, but he is rescued and told the truth about his heritage, and he goes to India, leaving his American girlfriend behind, but he is not heartbroken, because he has a vision of a future Hindu wedding with his American girlfriend as his bride) starring Rudolph Valentino (billed here under his given name "Rodolph"), Wanda Hawley, Charles Ogle, Fanny Midgley, and George Periolat
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Important Added Info: Note that this is a hand-colored half-sheet. In the days of silent film prior to the invention of good quality full-color printing, studios would have half-sheets printed in black and white and then amazingly would hire women to hand-color the half-sheets one at a time (apparently labor was very cheap at the time)! So, each half-sheet is colored slightly differently, and the coloring is never a perfect match.

Condition: very good to fine. There is minor discoloration in the lower left border and left of the top blank border. There is blue pencil writing in the top blank border. The bottom left corner is creased. Note that while this poster is fragile (as are all surv
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