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    We Went to College (MGM, 1936). One Sheet (27" X 41"). Though this film about a college reunion, missed chances and mistaken advances, is rather routine, the poster is not. Famed roaring twenties artist John Held, Jr (1889-1958) was the artist for this piece. Held, famous for doing commercial art for Life, Liberty, and the New Yorker magazines, was hired away to Hollywood by MGM's Art Director Hal Burrows. Held did posters for "Battling Butler", "So this is College" and "The Boy Friend" and his work is considered synonymous with the "Jazz Age". Very Fine+ on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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    I have done a preliminary analysis and the total of the hammer prices was $67,550. With BP, the final figure was $80,722.25. That is against the total insurance value of $34,785 or 2.32 x ‘pre-auction estimate’. Incredible, really, so a big thanks.
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