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MONSTERS WITH MAIDENS: FILM POSTERS

by Swann Auction Galleries

Platinum House

139 lots with images

December 18, 2012

Live Auction

104 East 25th Street

New York, NY, 10010 USA

Phone: 212.254.4710

Fax: 212 979 1017

Email: swann@swanngalleries.com

139 Lots
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HOPE (LEON CHOUBRAC 1847-1885). LES PAVILLONS NOIRS / LES MYSTÈRES DE LA CHINE. 1883. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm. Franc, Paris.

Lot 1: HOPE (LEON CHOUBRAC 1847-1885). LES PAVILLONS NOIRS / LES MYSTÈRES DE LA CHINE. 1883. 41x28 inches, 105x71 cm. Franc, Paris.

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Description: HOPE (LEON CHOUBRAC 1847-1885) LES PAVILLONS NOIRS / LES MYSTÈRES DE LA CHINE. 1883. 41 1/2x28 inches, 105 1/2x71 cm. Franc, Paris. Condition B-: repaired tears, restored losses and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in image; creases, abrasions and discoloration in margins and image; bubbling in upper image; margins trimmed. Pierre Zaccone wrote Les Mystères de la Chine in 1860. By the time the book was serialized in 1883, France's situation in Indochina had become more precarious. The Pavillons Noirs ("The Black Flags") was a mercenary and bandit army that formed in the 1860s and swelled to great numbers in the 1870s. The Black Flags fought with the Vietnamese and the Chinese against the French, quite successfully at times, and their skirmishes and battles ultimately led to the Sino-French War in 1884. As in the case of horror movie posters from the following century, this poster aims to stimulate the primal fear of the French public, portraying a terrifying enemy of France, a savage Asian warrior making off with a Western woman.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. ALCAZAR D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 47x34 inches, 119x87 cm. Ch. Levy, Paris.

Lot 2: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. ALCAZAR D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 47x34 inches, 119x87 cm. Ch. Levy, Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN ALCAZAR D'ÉTÉ. Circa 1895. 47x34 1/4 inches, 119 1/2x87 cm. Ch. Levy, Paris. Condtion B+ / B: restored losses, abrasions, restoration and overpainting along vertical and horizontal folds; creases in margins and image. "This upside down dance well illustrates the fragile man to woman relationship and the inherent risk of the woman finding herself on the floor" (Beauty and the Beast p. 10). Beauty and the Beast p. 10.

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AUGUSTE ROUBILLE (1872-1955). SCALA EN BOMBE! 1903. 46x31 inches, 116x79 cm. Charles Verneau, Paris.

Lot 3: AUGUSTE ROUBILLE (1872-1955). SCALA EN BOMBE! 1903. 46x31 inches, 116x79 cm. Charles Verneau, Paris.

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Description: AUGUSTE ROUBILLE (1872-1955) SCALA EN BOMBE! 1903. 46x31 1/4 inches, 116 3/4x79 1/2 cm. Charles Verneau, Paris. Condition B+ / B: restored losses in central image, light creasing throughout; repaired tears and foxing in margins; loss in upper left edge. Roubille was an illustrator for many of Paris' turn-of-the-century magazines, and his unique and instantly recognizable style is characterized by bright, flat colors, sharp outlining and a great sense of caricature. Here, for a show at a popular theatre entitled "On a Spree!" he plays into the fantasy of men whisking women away. Whether the man's intentions are sinister or not is hard to tell from the poster. Beauty and the Beast p. 14.

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H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x28 inches, 111x71 cm.

Lot 4: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937). DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41x28 inches, 111x71 cm.

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Description: H.R. HOPPS (1869-1937) DESTROY THIS MAD BRUTE / ENLIST. Circa 1917. 41 3/4x28 inches, 111x71 cm. Condition B+: expert overpainting and repaired tears in margins, some affecting image, minor restored losses, abrasions and restoration in margins and image. "One of the most striking American posters issued during the war" (Picture This p. 68), this fantastic, World War One recruitment poster distills the horrors of a German invasion of America into a savage, primitive, sexually charged theme. A red-tongued and drooling gorilla, whose helmet reads "Militarism," is clutching a desperate maiden with her dress torn off in one paw and a bloody club, reading 'kultur,' in the other. He is stepping over the sea into America, leaving a burned down and ravaged Europe behind him. "The phallic and bloody cudgel and the beast's power over the half naked girl give urgency to the enlistment call. As the beast steps onto American shores, recruits are invited both to fight militarism and to vie for the eroticized figure of raped Liberty" (Picture This p. 69). Popular folklore has it that this image was the influence for King Kong. Rawls p. 66, Paret 32, Borkan cov. and 16, Beauty and the Beast p. 5, Picture This p. 69.

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CHARLES FELIX GIR (1883-1941). LE GORILLE ET LA FEMME / CASINO DE PARIS. 1925. 61x46 inches, 156x116 cm. H. Chachoin, Paris.

Lot 5: CHARLES FELIX GIR (1883-1941). LE GORILLE ET LA FEMME / CASINO DE PARIS. 1925. 61x46 inches, 156x116 cm. H. Chachoin, Paris.

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Description: CHARLES FELIX GIR (1883-1941) LE GORILLE ET LA FEMME / CASINO DE PARIS. 1925. 61 3/4x46 inches, 156 3/4x116 3/4 cm. H. Chachoin, Paris. Condition B: repaired tears in upper left image; repaired tears, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; creasing in image. The idea of a large primate abducting a young woman had been implanted into the Parisian consciousness in 1887, when sculptor Emmanuel Fremiet won the medal of honor at the Paris Salon for his statue depicting a gorilla carrying off a woman. That the idea became titillating enough to make it to the stage of one of Paris' most prominent music halls speaks to the innate sense of the exotic excitement, forbidden pleasures and inherent taboo represented by the fantasy. In addition, 1925 was also the year in which a young Josephine Baker made her debut in Paris. Her signature performance, the danse sauvage, was a reverse anthropomorphisation of this very act. Contrary to certain beliefs, this poster was not a result of the influence of King Kong on the Parisian Music Hall scene, as it actually predates the release of the movie by 8 years.

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KARL PETAU (1890-1974). CARO ASS. Circa 1921. 44x33 inches, 111x83 cm. A-Bagel, Düsseldorf.

Lot 6: KARL PETAU (1890-1974). CARO ASS. Circa 1921. 44x33 inches, 111x83 cm. A-Bagel, Düsseldorf.

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Description: KARL PETAU (1890-1974) CARO ASS. Circa 1921. 44x33 inches, 111 3/4x83 3/4 cm. A-Bagel, Düsseldorf. Condition A-: minor creases and abrasions in image. This American silent serial, also known as Karo Ass, bills itself as an "amazingly sensational wild-west novel." Contemporary magazine and newspaper advertising in Germany conveyed it as a Western yet, additionally, showed scenes of a speeding race car. There is no information regarding any woman-abducting monkey in the film, suggesting that the movie promoters in Germany went with a pre-existing poster image rather than having one tailor made for the film.

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ROLAND COUDON (1897-1954). KING KONG. 1933. 63x46 inches, 160x116 cm. Presse Universitaires de France, Paris.

Lot 7: ROLAND COUDON (1897-1954). KING KONG. 1933. 63x46 inches, 160x116 cm. Presse Universitaires de France, Paris.

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Description: ROLAND COUDON (1897-1954) KING KONG. 1933. 63x46 inches, 160x116 3/4 cm. Presse Universitaires de France, Paris. Condition A-: minor abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; creases in margins and image. The perennial secret island, giant-ape adventure took the world by storm when it debuted in 1933. Released in other countries later that same year, international versions of the poster tended to show Kong on top of the Empire State Building, swatting at airplanes high above the New York City skyline, and most depicting Fay Wray in his hand. This French version stands alone as one of the most unique images amongst the original release posters. The scene is of Fay Wray being offered up for sacrifice to King Kong on Skull Island. While not perhaps the movie's most memorable scene (which would be the Empire State Building), it is the scene where the audience views Kong for the first time. It is also a powerful, primal scene, held beneath the glare of hundreds of island torches and the pulsating beat of native drums. The intensity and sexuality of the moment is captured by Coudon, who was an accomplished French movie poster designer working primarily in the 1920s and 1930s. Graven Images p. 45.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. NABONGA (GORILLE). Circa 1944. 61x44 inches, 156x113 cm. P.I.L.E., Paris.

Lot 8: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. NABONGA (GORILLE). Circa 1944. 61x44 inches, 156x113 cm. P.I.L.E., Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN NABONGA (GORILLE). Circa 1944. 61 1/2x44 3/4 inches, 156 1/4x113 3/4 cm. P.I.L.E., Paris. Condition B- / C+: repaired tears and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in image; restored losses, creases, abrasions, staining and discoloration in margins and image. Contrary to the threatening image depicted on the poster, this is the story of a wounded Gorilla who is befriended and raised by a little girl in the African jungle and becomes her protector. This French version is almost identical to the image used on the American poster except here it is a full-color stone lithograph and larger in size. Beauty and the Beast p. 38.

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CARLANTONIO LONGI (1921-1980). NABONGA. Circa 1944. 57x55 inches, 146x139 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome.

Lot 9: CARLANTONIO LONGI (1921-1980). NABONGA. Circa 1944. 57x55 inches, 146x139 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome.

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Description: CARLANTONIO LONGI (1921-1980) NABONGA. Circa 1944. 57 1/2x55 inches, 146x139 3/4 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome. Condition B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; repaired tears and minor restored losses in margins and image. Two-sheets. For the Italian release Longi provides an even more colorful version of the American image and includes Buster Crabbe and Prince Modupe. Beauty and the Beast p. 38.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA SFIDA DI KING KONG. Circa 1945. 57x54 inches, 146x137 cm.

Lot 10: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA SFIDA DI KING KONG. Circa 1945. 57x54 inches, 146x137 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LA SFIDA DI KING KONG. Circa 1945. 57 1/2x54 inches, 146x137 1/2 cm. Condition B+: repaired tears in upper right margin; abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; creases and restoration in image. Two-sheets. White Pongo, released in 1945, tells the story of scientists hunting down a savage albino gorilla thought to be the missing link. This Italian version is substantially more dramatic, exciting, scary and risque than its American counterpart. Beauty and the Beast p. 36.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. EL GRAN GORILA. 1949. 53x40 inches, 134x101 cm. Graficas Valencia, Valencia.

Lot 11: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. EL GRAN GORILA. 1949. 53x40 inches, 134x101 cm. Graficas Valencia, Valencia.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN EL GRAN GORILA. 1949. 53x40 inches, 134 1/2x101 1/2 cm. Graficas Valencia, Valencia. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, restored losses, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; creases and scratches in image; repaired pin holes in corners. Two-sheets. Mighty Joe Young, released in 1949, was brought to the screen by the same team who worked on King Kong. This gentle Gorilla is willingly brought to America to perform at a Hollywood nightclub. After some time of problem-free performances, a series of unfortunate incidents causes him to go on a rampage. He ultimately redeems himself by saving children from a burning orphanage. This is the Spanish version. Beauty and the Beast p. 34.

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GIORGIO OLIVETTI (1908-?). KING KONG. 1949. 55x39 inches, 139x99 cm. A.P.E. Viale Castrenese, Rome.

Lot 12: GIORGIO OLIVETTI (1908-?). KING KONG. 1949. 55x39 inches, 139x99 cm. A.P.E. Viale Castrenese, Rome.

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Description: GIORGIO OLIVETTI (1908-?) KING KONG. 1949. 55x39 1/4 inches, 139 3/4x99 3/4 cm. A.P.E. Viale Castrenese, Rome. Condition B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; abrasions in margins and image; faded stamp in image. An exceptional and rare image for the 1949 Italian re-release of the film. Olivetti was active as a movie poster designer from the 1940s through the 1960s. Beauty and the Beast p. 33.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. J'EMMÈNE MA FEMME / AU CINÉMA A KING KONG EST LÀ! Circa 1960s. 30x12 inches, 77x30 cm. St. Martin, Paris.

Lot 13: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. J'EMMÈNE MA FEMME / AU CINÉMA A KING KONG EST LÀ! Circa 1960s. 30x12 inches, 77x30 cm. St. Martin, Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN J'EMMÈNE MA FEMME / AU CINÉMA A KING KONG EST LÀ! Circa 1960s. 30 1/2x12 inches, 77 1/2x30 1/2 cm. St. Martin, Paris. Condition B+ / B: overpainting along top edge; repaired tears and abrasions at edges; vertical and horizontal folds; recreated upper edge. Beauty and the Beast p. 32.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA REVANCHE DE CONGO - BILL. 1951. 63x47 inches, 160x119 cm. R. Deligne, Paris.

Lot 14: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA REVANCHE DE CONGO - BILL. 1951. 63x47 inches, 160x119 cm. R. Deligne, Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LA REVANCHE DE CONGO - BILL. 1951. 63 1/4x47 inches, 160 3/4x119 1/2 cm. R. Deligne, Paris. Condition B: restored losses, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; creases along vertical and horizontal folds; foxing and discoloration in image; repaired pin holes in corners. This 1948 serial based on the comic book of the same name was released in the United States in 1948 and in France three years later. In all, there were fifteen episodes in the series. Beauty and the Beast p. 37.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. UNTAMED MISTRESS. 1953. 58x38 inches, 148x97 cm.

Lot 15: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. UNTAMED MISTRESS. 1953. 58x38 inches, 148x97 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN UNTAMED MISTRESS. 1953. 58 1/4x38 1/4 inches, 148x97 1/4 cm. Condition B / B-: repaired tears, losses, restored losses, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; extensive creasing overall; repaired pin holes in corners. Beauty and the Beast p. 20.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. IL RE DELL'AFRICA. 1961. 55x39 inches, 139x99 cm. Rotolito.

Lot 16: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. IL RE DELL'AFRICA. 1961. 55x39 inches, 139x99 cm. Rotolito.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN IL RE DELL'AFRICA. 1961. 55x39 1/4 inches, 139 3/4x99 3/4 cm. Rotolito. Condition B+: restored losses, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired tears and restored losses in margins. This is the Italian re-release of Mighty Joe Young. Beauty and the Beast p. 34.

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RENATO CASARO (1935- ). KING KONG. 1966. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Rotolitografica, Rome.

Lot 17: RENATO CASARO (1935- ). KING KONG. 1966. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Rotolitografica, Rome.

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Description: RENATO CASARO (1935- ) KING KONG. 1966. 55x39 1/2 inches, 139 3/4x100 1/4 cm. Rotolitografica, Rome. Condition A-: minor restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. For the Italian re-release. Beauty and the Beast p. 34.

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F. DEFLANDRE (DATES UNKNOWN). KING KONG. Circa 1960s. 61x45 inches, 156x116 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris.

Lot 18: F. DEFLANDRE (DATES UNKNOWN). KING KONG. Circa 1960s. 61x45 inches, 156x116 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris.

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Description: F. DEFLANDRE (DATES UNKNOWN) KING KONG. Circa 1960s. 61 3/4x45 3/4 inches, 156 3/4x116 1/4 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris. Condition B: restored loss and repaired tears in right image; repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; restoration in upper right corner; staining along bottom edge. For the French re-release. Beauty and the Beast p. 32.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG / S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ / LA REVANCHE DE KING - KONG. Circa 1967. 64x45 inches, 164x115 cm.

Lot 19: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG / S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ / LA REVANCHE DE KING - KONG. Circa 1967. 64x45 inches, 164x115 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KING KONG / S'EST ÉCHAPPÉ / LA REVANCHE DE KING - KONG. Circa 1967. 64 3/4x45 1/2 inches, 164 1/2x115 1/2 cm. Condition A- / B+: creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. King Kong featured in two Japanese monster movies in the late 1960s, King Kong vs. Godzilla and King Kong Escapes. This French poster, promoting the second of the two films, takes exceptional liberties with the movie's plot; at the end, Kong ascends to the top of the Tokyo Tower, nowhere near the Empire State Building. Beauty and the Beast p. 35.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. IL TRIONFO DI KING KONG. 1973. 78x54 inches, 198x137 cm. Arti Grafiche Casano, Rome.

Lot 20: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. IL TRIONFO DI KING KONG. 1973. 78x54 inches, 198x137 cm. Arti Grafiche Casano, Rome.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN IL TRIONFO DI KING KONG. 1973. 78 1/4x54 1/2 inches, 198 3/4x137 1/4 cm. Arti Grafiche Casano, Rome. Condition A-: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. Two-sheets. King Kong vs. Godzilla was released in 1962. This is for the Italian release.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG. 1976. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Veloprint, Rome.

Lot 21: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG. 1976. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Veloprint, Rome.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KING KONG. 1976. 55x39 1/2 inches, 139 3/4x100 1/4 cm. Veloprint, Rome. Condition A-: restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges. For the Italian release of the 1976 version. Beauty and the Beast p. 32 (var).

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG. 1977. 39x27 inches, 99x70 cm.

Lot 22: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. KING KONG. 1977. 39x27 inches, 99x70 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN KING KONG. 1977. 39x27 3/4 inches, 99x70 1/2 cm. condition B+: minor restored losses along horizontal folds and in image; repaired tears, restoration and discoloration at edges. For the Israeli release in 1977, listing the Academy Award which the movie won for Best Special Effects.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. JUNGLE BLUE. 1978. 64x39 inches, 163x100 cm.

Lot 23: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. JUNGLE BLUE. 1978. 64x39 inches, 163x100 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN JUNGLE BLUE. 1978. 64 1/2x39 1/2 inches, 163 3/4x100 3/4 cm. Condition A- / B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; light skinning in upper right image. This is the censored version of the poster for this X-rated jungle romp, with discrete, strategically-placed pasties and the absence of naked cavorting jungle lovers in the background.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. MORG SOKAGI. Circa 1971. 39x27 inches, 99x68 cm.

Lot 24: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. MORG SOKAGI. Circa 1971. 39x27 inches, 99x68 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN MORG SOKAGI. Circa 1971. 39 1/4x27 inches, 99 3/4x68 1/2 cm. Condition A / A-: minor abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; restoration in lower right margin. The Turkish version of the poster for Edgar Allan Poe's, Murders in the Rue Morgue. Beauty and the Beast p. 40.

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JEAN LUC MONIÉ (DATES UNKNOWN). SCHLOCK / LE TUEUR A LA BANANE. 1983. 21x16 inches, 53x40 cm. Bedos, Paris.

Lot 25: JEAN LUC MONIÉ (DATES UNKNOWN). SCHLOCK / LE TUEUR A LA BANANE. 1983. 21x16 inches, 53x40 cm. Bedos, Paris.

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Description: JEAN LUC MONIÉ (DATES UNKNOWN) SCHLOCK / LE TUEUR A LA BANANE. 1983. 21x16 inches, 53 1/4x40 1/2 cm. Bedos, Paris. Condition A-: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges. The small-format French poster for John Landis' comedic spin on King Kong which was also released as Banana Monster. It differs dramatically from the U.S. version which features neither moon, cityscape, nor the stars and stripes bikini top (the woman is completely clothed in the U.S. version). Beauty and the Beast p. 40.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. TARZAN / L'HOMME SINGE. 1932. 20x14 inches, 51x35 cm. L.&H. Verstegen, Brussels.

Lot 26: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. TARZAN / L'HOMME SINGE. 1932. 20x14 inches, 51x35 cm. L.&H. Verstegen, Brussels.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN TARZAN / L'HOMME SINGE. 1932. 20 1/4x14 inches, 51 1/2x35 1/2 cm. L.&H. Verstegen, Brussels. Condition B+: creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; recreated top margin. For the original Belgian release.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. AFRICA EXCITATION. 1970. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Loghi Sportivi.

Lot 27: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. AFRICA EXCITATION. 1970. 55x39 inches, 139x100 cm. Loghi Sportivi.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN AFRICA EXCITATION. 1970. 55x39 1/2 inches, 139 3/4x100 1/4 cm. Loghi Sportivi. Condition A / A-: minor abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds. Africa Erotica was released in 1970. IMDB summarizes it the best, "Young women have an adventure in the African jungle - where they are harassed by gentle men, and wild monkeys." This is the Italian version.

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MICHEL LANDI & VANNI TEALDI (DATES UNKNOWN). HORRIBLE CARNAGE. 1978. 63x36 inches, 160x91 cm.

Lot 28: MICHEL LANDI & VANNI TEALDI (DATES UNKNOWN). HORRIBLE CARNAGE. 1978. 63x36 inches, 160x91 cm.

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Description: MICHEL LANDI & VANNI TEALDI (DATES UNKNOWN) HORRIBLE CARNAGE. 1978. 63x36 inches, 160x91 1/2 cm. Condition A- / B+: abrasions and restoration in text and upper image, and at top and bottom edges; creases in image; vertical and horizontal folds. Following on the heels of Brian de Palma's 1976 movie of Steven King's Carrie, this film relates the story of a disaffected high school student who gets revenge on her schoolmates using her ability to mentally control snakes. Also released as Jennifer (The Snake Goddess), this French version, bursting with energy, sex, violence and mayhem differs dramatically from the American poster which only shows a person's face. Beauty and the Beast p. 28.

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PELTZER (DATES UNKNOWN). EL REY DE LAS COBRAS. 1981. 39x28 inches, 99x71 cm.

Lot 29: PELTZER (DATES UNKNOWN). EL REY DE LAS COBRAS. 1981. 39x28 inches, 99x71 cm.

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Description: PELTZER (DATES UNKNOWN) EL REY DE LAS COBRAS. 1981. 39x28 inches, 99x71 cm. Condition A-: abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds. Spanish poster for King Cobra, (also released as Jaws of Satan) which features both Satan manipulating snakes to slither in and attack a town and Christina Applegate's first appearance in a movie. Beauty and the Beast p. 28.

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REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991). TARANTULA! Title Lobby Card. 1955. 11x14, 28x35 cm.

Lot 30: REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991). TARANTULA! Title Lobby Card. 1955. 11x14, 28x35 cm.

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Description: REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991) TARANTULA! Title Lobby Card. 1955. 11x14, 28x35 1/2 cm. Condition A-: minor abrasions at edges; scratch in upper left image. Paper. "Monsters are not confined to the realm of the horror flick. Numerous giant ants, wasp women and killer tarantulas roam the science fiction films of the 1950s. Such creations gained a new scientific 'respectability' after the discovery of the structure of DNA [in 1953] made the mutant a more credible scientific possibility, encouraging the idea that there was a real threat of existing species being altered by scientific experiments or nuclear radiation" (Science Fiction p. 48). Science Fiction p. 48 (var).

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D'APRÈS REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991). TARANTULA! 1955. 18x14 inches, 47x35 cm. J. Lichtert & Fils, Brussels.

Lot 31: D'APRÈS REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991). TARANTULA! 1955. 18x14 inches, 47x35 cm. J. Lichtert & Fils, Brussels.

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Description: D'APRÈS REYNOLD BROWN (1917-1991) TARANTULA! 1955. 18 1/2x14 inches, 47x35 1/2 cm. J. Lichtert & Fils, Brussels. Condition B+: repaired tears at edges, some slightly affecting image; creases, abrasions and minor restoration in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners. Usually Belgian posters appear with the title and movie information in two different languages, French and Dutch, but this poster, with its powerful graphics and single-word cognate title sums everything up succinctly without the need for bilingual explanation.

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DREW STRUZAN (1947- ). H.G. WELLS' / EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Half-Sheet. 1977. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm.

Lot 32: DREW STRUZAN (1947- ). H.G. WELLS' / EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Half-Sheet. 1977. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm.

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Description: DREW STRUZAN (1947- ) H.G. WELLS' / EMPIRE OF THE ANTS. Half-Sheet. 1977. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm. Condition B+: repaired tear in upper margin; creases in margins and image and along vertical and horizontal folds; repaired pin holes in corners. Struzan's impressive work designing movie posters includes all the images for Star Wars, Indiana Jones and Back to the Future, along with many others. In addition to his poster work, he also designs album covers. Beauty and the Beast p. 23.

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GIL COHEN (DATES UNKNOWN). PHASE IV. Circa 1974. 62x47 inches, 93x120 cm. Lalande-Courbet, Wissous.

Lot 33: GIL COHEN (DATES UNKNOWN). PHASE IV. Circa 1974. 62x47 inches, 93x120 cm. Lalande-Courbet, Wissous.

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Description: GIL COHEN (DATES UNKNOWN) PHASE IV. Circa 1974. 62 3/4x47 1/4 inches, 93 1/4x120 cm. Lalande-Courbet, Wissous. Condition A- / B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; restoration at edges. This cult classic film represents Saul Bass' only feature-length directorial effort. The artwork for this French version is the same as for the American release.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. L'AMANT ETERNEL / LE FILS DU CHEIK. Circa 1930. 31x23 inches, 79x59 cm. Bedos, Paris.

Lot 34: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. L'AMANT ETERNEL / LE FILS DU CHEIK. Circa 1930. 31x23 inches, 79x59 cm. Bedos, Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN L'AMANT ETERNEL / LE FILS DU CHEIK. Circa 1930. 31 1/4x23 1/2 inches, 79 1/2x59 3/4 cm. Bedos, Paris. Condition B+: minor abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. A photomontage of Rudolph Valentino holding Vilma Banky against a desert background. Released in 1926, this silent film was Valentino's last, as he died a month after its premiere. This is the French re-release.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. COEURS BRULÉS. 1931. 28x23 inches, 71x58 cm. Bedos & Cie., Paris.

Lot 35: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. COEURS BRULÉS. 1931. 28x23 inches, 71x58 cm. Bedos & Cie., Paris.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN COEURS BRULÉS. 1931. 28 1/4x23 inches, 71 3/4x58 1/2 cm. Bedos & Cie., Paris. Condition B+: repaired tear in upper right edge into image; restored loss in right margin; light creases, abrasions and restoration in image; staining in margins. Morocco, directed by Josef von Sternberg and starring Marlene Dietrich and Gary Cooper, was released in the United States in 1930 and in France the following year. It is the love story of a Legionnaire and a night club singer, with Dietrich famously performing in a tuxedo. This is the original French release. The artwork is ostensibly the same as that on the American poster, except with more feathers in Dietrich's boa and more desert details in the background. Reel Art p. 130 (var).

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA GRANDE ALARME. Circa 1926. 33x24 inches, 83x61 cm. Léon Clement & Cie, Brussels.

Lot 36: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. LA GRANDE ALARME. Circa 1926. 33x24 inches, 83x61 cm. Léon Clement & Cie, Brussels.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN LA GRANDE ALARME. Circa 1926. 33x24 inches, 83 3/4x61 cm. Léon Clement & Cie, Brussels. Condition B+: repaired tears, creases, abrasions and restoration in margins and image; repaired pin holes in upper corners. The Fire Brigade is the story of an unscrupulous contractor, whose work with inexpensive materials leaves his buildings prone to massive conflagrations, and the brave men who not only fight the resulting fires but also fall in love with the contractor's daughter. The New York Times' review stated that the film was "not only interesting and thrilling, but it is informative," as it showed firemen in action (New York Times, December 21, 1926).

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. GONE WITH THE WIND. Half -Sheet. 1940. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm.

Lot 37: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. GONE WITH THE WIND. Half -Sheet. 1940. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN GONE WITH THE WIND. Half -Sheet. 1940. 22x28 inches, 56x71 cm. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears at edges, some affecting image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; darkened edges. Printed on thick paper. Mounted on Japan. After an initial, limited release of Gone With the Wind in late 1939, producer David Selznick put it into a much wider release in 1940. The poster emphasized "nothing cut," to assure movie goers that they would be seeing the same lengthy feature that had been originally screened. This scarce variant reads "Nothing Cut! Full Length ! . . ." whereas subsequent printings read "Nothing Cut But the Price! . . ." It should be noted that for the scenes showing the burning of Atlanta, so vividly illustrated here, the studio actually burned sets that had been used in King Kong.

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ROGER SOUBIE (1898-1984). AUTANT EN EMPORTE LE VENT. 1950. 63x47 inches, 160x119 cm. Cinematu, Paris.

Lot 38: ROGER SOUBIE (1898-1984). AUTANT EN EMPORTE LE VENT. 1950. 63x47 inches, 160x119 cm. Cinematu, Paris.

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Description: ROGER SOUBIE (1898-1984) AUTANT EN EMPORTE LE VENT. 1950. 63x47 inches, 160x119 1/2 cm. Cinematu, Paris. Condition B+: creases, repaired tears and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in image; repaired tears and restoration at edges, some affecting text and image. Gone With the Wind, released in the United States in 1939, was released in France in 1950. This is from the original French release. Beauty and the Beast p. 11, King p. 31 (var).

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ARMAND RAPEÑO (DATES UNKNOWN). LE RÉVEIL. 1925. 60x44 inches, 154x113 cm. Bauduin, Paris.

Lot 39: ARMAND RAPEÑO (DATES UNKNOWN). LE RÉVEIL. 1925. 60x44 inches, 154x113 cm. Bauduin, Paris.

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Description: ARMAND RAPEÑO (DATES UNKNOWN) LE RÉVEIL. 1925. 60 3/4x44 1/2 inches, 154 1/4x113 cm. Bauduin, Paris. Condition B: restored losses, repaired tears, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds; creases and bubbling in margins and image. A silent film relating the story of two princes and the choice between the love for a woman or continued control of the throne. Rapeno was a book illustrator who also designed a small handful of movie posters. Beauty and the Beast p. 12.

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BORIS GRINSSON (1907-1999). VOUS N'AVEZ RIEN À DÉCLARER? 1937. 61x43 inches, 155x111 cm. Cinématographie Française, Paris.

Lot 40: BORIS GRINSSON (1907-1999). VOUS N'AVEZ RIEN À DÉCLARER? 1937. 61x43 inches, 155x111 cm. Cinématographie Française, Paris.

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Description: BORIS GRINSSON (1907-1999) VOUS N'AVEZ RIEN À DÉCLARER? 1937. 61x43 3/4 inches, 155x111 cm. Cinématographie Française, Paris. Condition B / B-: repaired tears, restored losses, staining and overpainting in margins and image; creases and abrasions along vertical and horizontal folds; recreated margins and repaired pin holes in corners. Confessions of a Newlywed is a romantic comedy about a man who is traumatized by a customs official on a train who asks him "if he has anything to declare" just as he has taken his new bride in his arms. Beauty and the Beast p. 10.

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LUCA CROVATO (DATES UNKNOWN). MARIAGE A L'ITALIENNE. 1964. 62x44 inches, 158x113 cm. Ateliers Lalande, Gentilly.

Lot 41: LUCA CROVATO (DATES UNKNOWN). MARIAGE A L'ITALIENNE. 1964. 62x44 inches, 158x113 cm. Ateliers Lalande, Gentilly.

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Description: LUCA CROVATO (DATES UNKNOWN) MARIAGE A L'ITALIENNE. 1964. 62 1/4x44 1/2 inches, 158x113 cm. Ateliers Lalande, Gentilly. Condition B+ / B: time-staining along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges; minor abrasions in image. Beauty and the Beast p. 9.

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ROBERTO (DATES UNKNOWN). EL BARON FANTASMA. Circa 1943. 43x29 inches, 109x74 cm. F. Springer, Argentina.

Lot 42: ROBERTO (DATES UNKNOWN). EL BARON FANTASMA. Circa 1943. 43x29 inches, 109x74 cm. F. Springer, Argentina.

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Description: ROBERTO (DATES UNKNOWN) EL BARON FANTASMA. Circa 1943. 43x29 1/4 inches, 109 1/4x74 1/4 cm. F. Springer, Argentina. Condition A- / B+: repaired tears, restored losses and discoloration in margins; minor abrasions along unobtrusive vertical and horizontal folds. Le Baron Fantôme is neither a horror film nor a monster movie. It is a slightly supernatural, gothic love story for which Jean Cocteau wrote the dialogue and in which he played a small role. "The loveliest scene, an extravagantly romantic one, shows a dream shared by Anna and Herve, he carrying her across a misty "Wuthering Heights"-style landscape and she in a white gown with a long flowing veil. The ecstasy of the moment is unequaled by anything else here, but it is so extravagantly lovely that its radiance goes a long way" (Janet Maslin, New York Times, December 12, 1977). This is the Argentinean version. Beauty and the Beast p. 67.

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D'APRÈS JEAN DENIS MALCLÉS (1912-2002). LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE. Circa 1951. 61x45 inches, 24x18 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris.

Lot 43: D'APRÈS JEAN DENIS MALCLÉS (1912-2002). LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE. Circa 1951. 61x45 inches, 24x18 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris.

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Description: D'APRÈS JEAN DENIS MALCLÉS (1912-2002) LA BELLE ET LA BÊTE. Circa 1951. 61 1/2x45 1/2 inches, 24x18 cm. Richier-Laugier, Paris. Condition B+ / B: repaired tears, restored losses, creases and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. For the re-release of Cocteau's 1946 fairytale romance the studio used the original image. The most prominent distinction between this version and the original printing is the absence of decorative boxes on either side of the list of cast members. Beauty and the Beast p. 68 (var), Graven Images p. 68, 144 (var), 145 (var).

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ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974). IL DIRITTO DI UCCIDERE. 1951. 54x38 inches, 138x98 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

Lot 44: ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974). IL DIRITTO DI UCCIDERE. 1951. 54x38 inches, 138x98 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

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Description: ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974) IL DIRITTO DI UCCIDERE. 1951. 54 1/2x38 3/4 inches, 138 1/2x98 1/2 cm. N. Moneta, Milan. Condition B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; repaired pin holes in corners; light skinning in text at bottom. A Lonely Place is the film noir story about a screenwriter suspected of murder, and has been considered one of Bogart's best roles. Released in 1950, this is one of at least two posters Ballester designed for the Italian release the following year. For this image he applied his considerable talents to reworking a scene of Humphrey Bogart and Gloria Grahame which was used on one of the movie's American lobby cards.

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DESIGNER UNKNOWN. ESSI VIVRANNO! 1953. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome.

Lot 45: DESIGNER UNKNOWN. ESSI VIVRANNO! 1953. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome.

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Description: DESIGNER UNKNOWN ESSI VIVRANNO! 1953. 77 3/4x55 inches, 197 1/2x139 3/4 cm. Grafiche I.G.A.P., Rome. Condition B+: creases, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges; repaired pin holes in margins. Two-sheets. This Italian poster for Battle Circus, a Korean War love story, is much more dramatic than its American counterpart which simply features Bogart and Allyson embracing against a white background. Beauty and the Beast p. 13.

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C. RENÉ (DATES UNKNOWN). VITE PERDUTE. 1959. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. Rotigrafica, Rome.

Lot 46: C. RENÉ (DATES UNKNOWN). VITE PERDUTE. 1959. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. Rotigrafica, Rome.

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Description: C. RENÉ (DATES UNKNOWN) VITE PERDUTE. 1959. 77 1/2x55 inches, 197x139 3/4 cm. Rotigrafica, Rome. Condition B+: Abrasions, restoration and discoloration along vertical and horizontal folds; minor repaired tears at edges. Two-Sheets. An Italian movie released in the United States with the title Lost Souls, in which escaped prisoners prey on three women. Beauty and the Beast p. 16.

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ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974). NESSUNO SFUGGIRÀ. 1946. 77x55 inches, 195x139 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

Lot 47: ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974). NESSUNO SFUGGIRÀ. 1946. 77x55 inches, 195x139 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

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Description: ANSELMO BALLESTER (1897-1974) NESSUNO SFUGGIRÀ. 1946. 77x55 inches, 195 1/2x139 3/4 cm. N. Moneta, Milan. Condition B+: repaired tears, minor restored losses, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image. Two-sheets. None Shall Escape, a powerful yet little remembered film, was released in 1944 before the end of World War II. It takes place in a not-so-distant future where former Nazis are standing trial for their crimes against humanity. Not only does this film accurately predict the Nuremberg trials but it also vividly depicts many Nazi atrocities against the Jews (one of the first Hollywood films to do so). This is the Italian version. Beauty and the Beast p. 16.

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GEORG POLLAK (DATES UNKNOWN). DIE TOCHTER DER WILDNIS. Circa 1923. 49x35 inches, 126x100 cm. E. Kafunek, Vienna.

Lot 48: GEORG POLLAK (DATES UNKNOWN). DIE TOCHTER DER WILDNIS. Circa 1923. 49x35 inches, 126x100 cm. E. Kafunek, Vienna.

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Description: GEORG POLLAK (DATES UNKNOWN) DIE TOCHTER DER WILDNIS. Circa 1923. 49 3/4x35 1/2 inches, 126 1/2x100 1/4 cm. E. Kafunek, Vienna. Condition B+: abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges. Salomy Jane was a silent film released in the United States in 1923. It was the second version of Bret Harte's story to make it onto the silver screen. It is the story of a woman who saves a man from a lynching. "This romance of '49 enacted against the picturesque background of California redwoods is richest in its settings. Melford's forte is photography - and he has not gone astray here. There's no need of detailing this familiar tale. We all know of the stage-coach robbery - the meeting of the Stranger and Salomy Jane and the trial before the Vigilantes. Let it be said that all the colorful details are sharply emphasized - and that the acting is eloquent as delivered by George Fawcett, Maurice Flynn, Charles Ogle, Raymond Nye, James Neill, Louise Dresser and Jacqueline Logan's portrayal of the title-role." (Motion Picture Magazine, December, 1923, p. 48). This is the Austrian version.

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ALFREDO CAPITANI (DATES UNKNOWN). VENTO DI TERRE LONTANE. 1956. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

Lot 49: ALFREDO CAPITANI (DATES UNKNOWN). VENTO DI TERRE LONTANE. 1956. 77x55 inches, 197x139 cm. N. Moneta, Milan.

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Description: ALFREDO CAPITANI (DATES UNKNOWN) VENTO DI TERRE LONTANE. 1956. 77 3/4x55 inches, 197 1/2x139 3/4 cm. N. Moneta, Milan. Condition B: repaired tears, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and in margins and image; creases in image. Jubal is a story of cowboys and ranchers considered to be a version of Othello as told in the Wild West. This is the original Italian version.

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G. ALLARD (DATES UNKNOWN). ORFEU NEGRO. 1961. 62x45 inches, 158x115 cm. Affiche Gaillard, Paris.

Lot 50: G. ALLARD (DATES UNKNOWN). ORFEU NEGRO. 1961. 62x45 inches, 158x115 cm. Affiche Gaillard, Paris.

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Description: G. ALLARD (DATES UNKNOWN) ORFEU NEGRO. 1961. 62 1/4x45 1/2 inches, 158x115 1/2 cm. Affiche Gaillard, Paris. Condition B+: repaired tears, abrasions and restoration along vertical and horizontal folds and at edges; creases in image. This French re-telling of the Greek myth of Orpheus and Eurydice is set in Rio de Janeiro during Carnival. The film won the Palm d'Or at Cannes in 1959, and in 1960, won both the Academy Award and Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Beauty and the Beast p. 17.

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