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    James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1936).
    Liberty March 7, 1936, for Double Indemnity - Part Four - It Was Not Suicide by James M. Cain. Caption: "'Where's the car?' I asked. 'There,' she said. 'Couldn't you see it?' I looked, and there it was on the dirt road. 'We're done. Let's go.' We ran over and climbed in."
    Watercolor and mixed media on board, image size approximately 19.5 x 27. Signed lower left.
    Published in eight installments (2-15-36 through 4-4-36), the serialized Liberty publication of Double Indemnity is the first appearance of Cain's famous novel. It was not published in book form until 1943. Filmed in 1944, with a script co-written by Raymond Chandler and director Billy Wilder, it starred Fred MacMurray, Barbara Stanwyck and Edward G. Robinson. It remains one of the noir classics of film and literature.
    A complete issue of the magazine is included.

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