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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 One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh) (Learn More)

Una lettera all'alba (released in the U.S. as "Cocaine: The Thrill That Kills"), the 1948 Giorgio Bianchi Italian sexploitation drug melodrama ("Strips the Soul Bare"; "Inflames the senses"; "BOLD REVEALING TRUE"; "This picture is a lesson for every teen-ager - and a warning for every parent!"; "This picture is DEFINITELY not recommended for children"; "Timely as today's headlines"; "Adult Entertainment"; "This picture will shock you..."; "No crime too vicious... no manhunt more intense... in the battle against the dealers of death!") starring Fosco Giachetti, Jacques Sernas, Tatyana Pavlova, Lea Padovani, and Margherita Bagni. Note that in the late 1940s or early 1950s a very clever distributor came up with the idea of releasing this movie under the lurid title of "Cocaine" in France and "Cocaine: The Thrill That Kills!" in the U.S. and featured a large image of a syringe (presumably filled with cocaine!). There have been a number of window cards found from this U.S. release, and they have often been mistakenly been sold as possibly being from the 1930s, but they are from the late 1940s or early 1950s, and are from the above 1948 re-titled Italian movie.
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