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Auction History Result

Lot #: 3518 RHAPSODY IN BLUE 8 lobby cards '45 Robert Alda, Al Jolson

Date Sold 12/21/2004
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Appears in Warner Bros Movie Posters at Auction
Only $15.99

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A Complete Set of 8 Original Vintage Theatrical Movie Lobby Cards (measure 11" x 14") (Learn More)

Rhapsody in Blue, the 1945 Irving Rapper musical biography ("Warner's crowning glory!"; "The Jubilant Story of George Gershwin"; "Dances created and directed by Le Roy Prinz"; about famed music composer George Gershwin) starring Robert Alda ("as George Gershwin"), Joan Leslie ("as Julie Adams"), Alexis Smith ("as Christine Gilbert"), Charles Coburn ("as Max Dreyfus"), Julie Bishop ("as Lee Gershwin"), Albert Basserman ("as Professor Frank"), Morris Carnovsky, Rosemary De Camp ("as Mrs. Gershwin"), Herbert Rudley ("as Ira Gershwin"), Eddie Marr ("as Buddy De Sylva"), Oscar Loraine ("as Ravel"), Ernest Bolm ("as Otto Kahn"), Martin Noble ("as Jascha Heifetz"), and Hugo Kirchhoffer ("as Walter Damrasch"), and "as themselves" nine famous stars of the period in cameo roles, including Al Jolson, Oscar Levant, Paul Whitema on, George White, Hazel Scott, Anne Brown, Tom Patricola, "and The Warner Choral Singers"
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Important Added Info: Note that Al Jolson appears on the title card and on one of the scenes (where he is very prominently pictured) performing in blackface! Also note that Paul Whiteman appears on the title card and in two of the scenes (in one he is performing with his orchestra and in the other he appears prominently in a scene)!

Condition: very good. four of the cards (including the title card) have surface paper loss in the bottom border where tape was removed; the title card has smudges, creases, and a water stain around the edges of the card; the other cards have some minor border defects, but are in generally nice condition, except for the card with a bunch of performers standing on a circular mirrored surface, which has a faint scratched "X" across the top image background
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