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Auction History Result

Lot #: 217 ASSASSIN OF YOUTH linen 1sheet

Date Sold 6/26/1999
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 2

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.

An Original Vintage Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh) (Learn More)

Assassin of Youth, the 1937 Elmer Clifton marijuana marihuana pot weed drugs thriller ("A Puff, A Party, A Tragedy") starring Luana Walters, Arthur Gardner, Dorothy Short, Earl Dwire, and Fay McKenzie. We are certain that this movie played in the late 1930s and 1940s on a "roadshow" basis, being shown in small towns for one night only, sometimes at midnight shows. The only movie paper we have auctioned has a "roadshow" feel to it, and may well be from a roadshow release. If anyone has ever seen any movie paper they think is definitely from 1937, please e-mail us and we will post it here. Note that in 1968, this movie was recirculated to theaters under the title "The Devil's Joint", with images and taglines partially lifted from the original 1937 poster, and with the added tagline "Not a new problem!!! This film was made in 1937 -- before most of you were born!! Never on T.V." Further note that the IMDb lists "The Devil's Joint" as a 1969 compilation documentary of the 1930s and 1940s drug movies, and it is possible that such a documentary was made the year after the movie was re-released, but it is also possible the documentary was created at any later date.
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