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4z0169 BEN-HUR WC 1925 great close up art of Ramon Novarro and riding in chariot race, rare!

Date Sold 7/9/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Paperbacked Movie Window Card (WC; measures 14 1/4" x 22 1/2" [36 x 57 cm]) (Learn More)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the classic 1925 Fred Niblo & Alfred Raboch silent religious epic ("A tale of the Christ by General Lew Wallace"; "A tale of the life of Christ"; "Never will I forget thee"; "A doomed slave, his spirit was unbroken"; "The Great Chariot Race"; "Before the chariot race... Esther bids godspeed to Ben-Hur"; "Produced from the scenario of Carey Wilson. Adaptation by June Mathis"; "From the novel published and copyrighted by Harper and Brothers"; "from the immortal novel by Gen. Lew Wallace"; it includes the famous sea battle and chariot race that the later version of this movie is most famous for) starring Ramon Novarro (in the title role as Ben-Hur), Betty Bronson (as Mary), May McAvoy (as Esther), Francis X. Bushman (as Messala), Carmel Myers (as Iras), Kathleen Key (as Tirzah), Frank Currier, Claire McDowell, Clark Gable (as a Roman guard; in one of his 14 uncredited roles prior to making his real debut in 1931's "The Painted Desert"), and Claude Payton (in the title role as Jesus Christ). Note that this movie was advertised as being "Filmed in its entirety in Italy", but actually, several of the scenes were filmed in Hollywood!
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Important Added Info: Note that we have only auctioned three examples of this window card, and the most recent one was 9 years ago! Also note that this poster has been paperbacked. What is paperbacking? This means the poster was backed onto a paper backing (acid-free), that is similar in feel to that of the original poster (except somewhat heavier). It is a similar process to linenbacking, except that most collectors use linenbacking for one-sheets and paperbacking for half-sheets, inserts, window cards, and lobby cards.

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. Prior to paperbacking, the poster had paper loss in part of the top blank border, with some paper loss in the lower half of the left border, extending into the bottom left area, affecting part of the "A" and a tiny bit of the "M" of "Metro", with a tiny bit of the image background at bottom left, just to the left of the wheel. Otherwise, it had some faint smudges and scuffs scattered in the image. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to paperbacking. A really talented restorer did a fantastic job paperbacking and restoring this card, and it will display wonderfully on the new owner's wall!
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