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1950s-1960s Action & Western Linen-Backed Movie Poster Lot of (8) with Dick Tracy

Lot Number 1082

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From the Collection of Professor John E. Hawkinson, a local art teacher, comes this collection of professionally mounted, linen-backed movie posters. Hawkinson was well-known around the collectible memorabilia show circuit as a specialist in restoration and linen-mounting of posters. These conservation backed pieces of cinema ephemera are more than just movie posters, they are historic cinematic treasures in a format convenient for dressing up your home theater, den, office locale or mancave. An accepted preservation process, linen-backing is appreciated by advanced collectors in the know. During this process, the posters are mounted to linen, which can be reversed if desired, then cleaned and de-acidified, serving to preserve the colors of the poster and creating a vibrant piece of movie artwork that is suitable for long term display. While this professional process results in captivating display, it does not eliminate the original compacting folds that were created at time of issue, though these fold lines are fairly unobtrusive to display. 

Featured are (8) Action and Western film linen-backed posters with:

1952 "Dick Tracy vs. Phantom Empire" 41x81 three-sheet shows fantastic graphics, vivid colors and moderate wear with minor surface loss in the lower region; originally released in 1941 as "Dick Tracy vs Crime Inc", in this one Tracy battles a gangster called "The Ghost" with the ability to turn invisible

1952 “Marshall of Cedar Creek” 41x81 three-sheet with star Allen “Rocky” Lane, features captivating graphics designed for attention getting

 1952 “The Toughest Man in Arizona” 27x41 three-sheet poster from a film that is as tough as its title with popular “Oater” Vaughn Monroe billed as “The Idol of Millions”

 1954 “Ghost Riders of the West” 41x81 three-sheet poster from a film originally released in 1946 as “Passage Rider” starring Monte Hale and Thundercloud; this captivating poster gains great attention for its fantastic Native American image

1955 “Fighting Chance” 41x81 three-sheet with great artwork from a film about a thoroughbred race horse with Rod Cameron and Julie London

 1955 “Jaguar” 27x41 one-sheet, another captivating piece that sees often typecast Indian actor Sabu return to the jungle for some thrilling action

 1957 “The Last Stagecoach West” 27x41 one-sheet from a film that is exactly what the title suggests, a thrill ride on a stagecoach through territory fraught with perils

1960 “Portrait in Black” 41x81 three-sheet from a big-time thriller with a formidable A-list cast led by Lana Turner, Anthony Quinn and Sandra Dee, this gripping tale of murder with a surprise twist was the last film for notable Chinese-American actress Anna May Wong

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