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    James Montgomery Flagg (1877-1960) Original Magazine Story Illustration (1936).
    Liberty February 29, 1936, for Double Indemnity - Part Three - The Deed is Done by James M. Cain. Caption: "I pulled his head back. He grabbed my hand in both of his. I took the cigar with my free hand and handed it to her."
    Watercolor and mixed media on board, image size approximately 23 x 28.5. Signed lower right.
    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.

    keywords: illustrator, drawing, mystery, crime, drama, cinema, Uncle Sam artist

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