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    This Gun For Hire (Paramount, 1942). One Sheet (27" X 41"). This is one of the seminal films noir as a hit-man named Raven is bent on getting revenge against a man who paid him in hot cash for a job he did. Along the way, he meets Ellen (Veronica Lake) who forms an uneasy alliance with him. Alan Ladd, as the cruel protagonist, received fourth billing on the film but was the true star of the picture. For Lake, this was the second film she made sporting her "peek-a-boo" hairstyle which soon became her trademark. "This Gun For Hire" was also the first pairing of Ladd and Lake, a duo that would become a true icons of the film noir genre. The One Sheet for this film is considered one of the most important and best graphically designed posters of the entire hobby. It is also one of the most sought-after posters, and regularly commands prices in the $10,000+ range. Very Good+ on Linen.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2003
    20th-23rd Thursday-Sunday
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