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Lot #: v198 MARIHUANA ('35) LC '35 he suspects she's a user!

Date Sold 12/17/2005
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Appears in Vintage Hollywood Posters 9

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 Theatrical Movie Lobby Card (measures 11" x 14") (Learn More)

Marihuana, the 1935 Dwain Esper marijuana marihuana pot weed drug crime thriller ("Daring Drug Expose!"; "Horror Shame Despair!"; "Today's headlines.... Tomorrow's despair....!"; "What happens at marihuana parties?"; "Lust crime sorrow despair shame hate"; "Not recommended for children"; "Smoke that gets in youth's eyes!"; "Misery"; "Weird orgies, wild parties, unleashed passions!"; "America's Crime Creator!"; "A puff of smoke changed their lives!"; "The weed with roots in Hell!", "The sweet pill...that makes life bitter!"; "The most daring picture ever made!") starring Harley Wood, Gloria Browne, Pat Carlyle, Juanita Crosland, Dorothy Dehn, Paul Ellis, Richard Erskine, Hugh McArthur and Hal Taggart. At the time this movie was meant to be a "daring drug expose", but it is now laughable and a camp classic, and posters from the first release of the movie in 1935 (and the roadshow releases that followed it in the late 1930s and early 1940s) are both rare and extremely desired by collectors.
Important Added Info: Note that many exhibitors took low-budget 1930s and 1940s exploitation movies around the country in the 1930s and 1940s, exhibiting them in small towns with lurid ad campaigns, usually to packed houses! Often, the lobby cards from these roadshow releases consisted of a stock lobby card with an inset area that was 8" x 10", and the producers would glue eight different 8x10s on to eight stock lobby cards, thus inexpensively creating an 8 card set. Also note that this is one of three cards from "Marihuana" we are selling on eBay as separate items. The other two cards both have a paper snipe glued over the border art at left, while this card does not have that.

Condition: very good. There are two surface scuffs in the dress of the girl at right in the border art and there are some minor border defects. The inset still has a few scuffs, but they are really only noticeable when the card is tilted to the light.
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