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Another Fine Mess (1930) Poster, US

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April 1, 03:24 PM GMT


30,000 - 50,000 GBP

Lot Details


Another Fine Mess (1930) Poster, US

Artist: Al Hirschfeld (1903-2003)


Unframed: 41 x 27 in. (104 x 69 cm)


Laurel and Hardy are one of the most famous comedy duos in cinema history and made a total of 106 films together, of which 79 were short films. This poster, designed by the renowned illustrator, Al Hirschfeld, brilliantly captures the comedy duo in a very stylized way. You couldn't want for a better title 'Another Fine Mess'.

Exceptionally rare American poster. Only two of these pieces are known to have survived.

This 1930 short black and white comedy (twenty-nine minutes) was directed by James Parrott, and stars Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The duo play two homeless vagabonds who are being chased by the police. They hide out in a mansion of an adventurer, who has gone travelling, and get stuck there. As you would imagine, disorder, mayhem and hilarity follow.

Film Posters of the 30s, Aurum Press Limited, 2003, page 101