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Auction History Result

3a025 WHIPSAW 40x60 '35 two great images of Spencer Tracy & Myrna Loy full-length and close up!

Date Sold 12/11/2008
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Melloy Bros. Forty by Sixty Movie Poster (40x60; measures 40" x 60") (Learn More)

Whipsaw, the 1935 Sam Wood romantic jewel thief crime melodrama ("The girl you've been waiting for!"; with cinematography by James Wong Howe; about a trio of jewel thieves, one of whom is the beautiful Myrna Loy; Spencer Tracy is an undercover cop who joins the gang, and Loy falls in love with him, but he still arrests her when he arrests the other gang members!) starring Myrna Loy ("The girl you've been waiting for!"), Spencer Tracy, Harvey Stephens, William Harrigan, and John Qualen
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Important Added Info: Note that this is one of the special 40x60 posters that were created by the Meloy Bros. Inc company of Shelbyville, Indiana in 1935 and 1936! This company created special 40x60 posters that were distributed to theaters in the Midwest, and are NOT like 40x60 posters that were created by the studios at that time. VERY IMPORTANT! CLICK THIS LINK TO READ FULL INFORMATION ABOUT THESE SPECIAL POSTERS (do not bid on this poster until you have read the information on the linked page).

Condition: good. There are vertical scuff lines in Tracy's shoulder at top left, and a lesser amount in his ear and hair and the background above, with one extending down into the top of Loy's hat. There are scuff lines in the lower left image of Loy's dress, and a large scuff line running across the chest of Tracy. There is surface paper loss and tiny paper loss around the edges of the poster (more so in the corners), and the poster is "lifting" from the board in the corners. There are creases and scuffs scattered throughout the poster, other than the ones described above, more so in the solid background areas). There are also some other scuffs and smudges throughout the image and some dents and tiny areas of paper loss around the edges of the poster (please study our super-sized image to clearly see the above described defects). Certainly, a talented restorer could perform restoration to this poster, after which the defects would not be very noticeable at all.
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