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4c0131 WUTHERING HEIGHTS linen Argentinean R1940s Venturi art of Laurence Olivier & Merle Oberon!

Date Sold 4/30/2020
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An Undated (probably 1940s) Re-Release Theatrical Linenbacked Argentinean Movie Poster (measures 29 1/4" x 42 3/4" [74 x 109 cm]) (Learn More)

Wuthering Heights, the classic 1939 William Wyler (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) romantic unrequited love melodrama ("I am torn with Desire -- Tortured by hate!"; "....The strangest love story ever told... burning emotional fury!"; "I am Heathcliff I love a woman who belongs to another man by law... My love was fierce... My hate is burning... I WILL HAVE MY VENGEANCE!"; "I am Heathcliff... I married a woman I loathe... to spite the one woman I love!"; "A Story of Vengeful Thwarted Love"; "Adapted by Ben Hecht and Charles Mac-Arthur from the powerful novel by Emily Bronte [actually, they only adapted the first 22 chapters!]"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; about a poor beggar who is 'adopted' by a kindly rich man and when he grows up, he falls in love with the man's daughter, but is hated by the rich man's son who has inherited his father's wealth, and he runs away to become rich so that she will feel free to love him, but when he returns rich, he discovers she has married someone else!) starring Merle Oberon (as Cathy), Laurence Olivier (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; as Heathcliff), David Niven (as Edgar), Flora Robson (as Ellen Dean), Donald Crisp (as Dr. Kenneth), Hugh Williams (as Hindley), Geraldine Fitzgerald (nominated for the Best Supporting Actress Academy Award for this film; as Isabella), Leo G. Carroll (as Joseph), Cecil Humphreys (as Judge Linton), and Miles Mander (as Lockwood)
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Artist: Osvaldo Venturi
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good to fine. The poster had tiny paper loss at the top crossfold and almost no wear on the folds. It had a small diagonal crease in the top right corner and almost no other border wear. Overall, the poster was in very good to fine condition prior to linenbacking. The restorer backed the poster "in the European style", meaning that they did not do restoration to the defects described above.
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