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Abraham Lincoln (lobby card)

GRIFFITH, D.W. (director)

Art / Print / Poster Hardcover
From Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA (Galena, IL, U.S.A.)

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N.p.: N.p. [United Artists], n.y. [1930]. Heavy stock 14" X 11". Very good. Faint single vertical fold (as issued); faint age toning. Superb color lobby card for this 1930 talking film written by noted "John Brown's Body" poet Stephen Vincent Benet and directed by D.W. Griffith and produced by Griffith and Joseph M. Schenck. Walter Huston portrays Lincoln and Una Merkel (her first speaking role) portrays Ann Rutledge. Other than a red, white and blue border running along the bottom border and left border, most of this card is filled by a colorized scene from the film in which Lincoln confers with General Grant (portrayed by E. Alyn Warren) and one other general as they sit around a dining table in a house during one of Lincoln's field visits. At lower left is a small head-and-shoulders profile portrait of Walter Huston superimposed over a profile of himself as the bearded Lincoln. Across the bottom, against a blue background, appears the title "Abraham Lincoln" in large white typeface and "with Walter Huston" in yellow in a smaller typeface. A striking and handsome display piece. This was the first of only two "talkies" directed by Griffith (1878-1948), the innovative and influential director best known for his 1915 epic "Birth of a Nation" -- and this was the first feature-length talking film about Abraham Lincoln. While not a commercial success, its has since come to be regarded as one of the better Lincoln biopics, despite factual inaccuracies. A quite uncommon lobby card. Bookseller Inventory # 32574

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Title: Abraham Lincoln (lobby card)

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

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