Lithograph printed in colors, 1932, one of only three known examples, published by Universal, Los Angeles, after the design by their advertising art director, Karoly Grosz, to promote the film of the same name, on one sheet of thin wove paper, unbacked, printed by the Morgan Lithographic Company, Cleveland, Ohio, framed
Sheet: 1041 by 686 mm 41 by 27 in
Framed: 1108 by 752 mm 43 ⅝ by 29 ⅝ in
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The poster is in near mint condition, unbacked, with very fresh colors. An occasional pin hole and a tiny, inconspicuous tear between the “I” and “V” of Universal at lower left. Faint discoloration on the verso and a few slight creases at the sheet edges. With the horizontal and vertical folds (as distributed), splitting very slightly in a few spots.
New York, New York, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The American Century: Art and Culture 1900-2000, 1999