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Auction History Result

Lot #: 253 IRON HORSE linen 6sh

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.

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The Iron Horse, the 1924 John Ford silent transcontinental railroad train Native American Indian historical adventure romantic epic ("Blazing the trail of love and civilization"; "A Romantic Picture of the East and West"; "Three Years in the Making"; "By Charles Kenyon and John Russell"; about the first efforts to create a transcontinental railroad, with savage Indians who ambush the train builders, and many subplots; the movie includes elements of the real first transcontinental railroad) starring George O'Brien, Madge Bellamy, Charles Edward Bull (as Abraham Lincoln), Cyril Chadwick, Will Walling, George Waggner (as Buffalo Bill), Chief John Big Tree, J. Farrell MacDonald, and Jack Padjan (as Wild Bill Hickok). Note that major silent movies at this time were given exclusive showings in either just New York City, or in just a few major cities, where they would charge much higher ticket prices (and people could either pay those higher prices or wait a year or more for the movie to make it to regular theaters). This is one of those movies, and all existing first release posters from it say "Direct from one year's run in New York" on them. We don't know if there were any regular posters created for that initial New York run, and it seems likely that whatever was created would have been "one of a kind", because they would only have been used at that one theater.
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