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Auction History Result

Lot #: #263 BOOM TOWN photo style 1sh40 Clark Gable

Date Sold 12/16/2003
Sold For: Login or Register to see sold price.
Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 6
CATALOG SOLD OUT

The image at right appears in the auction catalog we published as shown above and was sold long ago and we do NOT have it available for purchase.



Original Vintage Theatrical Folded Photo Style One-Sheet Movie Poster (measures 28" x 42") (Learn More)

Boom Town, the 1940 Jack Conway Texas oil drilling romantic love triangle adventure melodrama ("DEVIL-MAY-CARE MEN FOUGHT FOR GIRLS AND GOLD"; "The big all-star dramatic sensation!"; "Based on the story by James Edward Grant") starring Clark Gable, Spencer Tracy, Claudette Colbert, Hedy Lamarr, Frank Morgan, Lionel Atwill, Chill Wills, Minna Gombell, Marion Martin, and Carlotta Monti (who is in the film but not credited on IMDb). Note that in the very late 1930s and early 1940s, MGM had so many major stars under contract that they could put four of their biggest in a single movie, as they did with this great one!
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Important Added Info: Note that this one-sheet measures 28" x 42".

Condition: very good to fine. there are very faint vertical surface scuff marks throughout the poster, but they are difficult to see and not at all distracting; the most noticeable ones are in the solid hair areas; I mostly noticed them when I turned the poster to the light; there are minor creases and bumps around the edges of the poster; there is a light diagonal crease in the top right corner going through Gable's hair and some light brown water stains unevenly across the bottom of the poster most noticeably in a line across Colbert's shirt 2" from the bottom of the poster; It is remarkable that this special poster has survived at all! I would think most people could display it as is and live with its minor defects, but certainly a talented restorer could greatly minimize its defects through simple backing and make it look great!
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