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Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow

Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow
Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow

Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow
Linen Finish Title Lobby Card & Lobby Cards. Twenty-eight year old director William Wellman, himself a wartime aviator, made this film about two World War I flyers (Buddy Rogers and Richard Arlen) who are in love with the same Red Cross nurse (Clara Bow). A young Gary Cooper also appeared in a small but crucial role as a veteran pilot. Wings was the first feature film to win an Academy Award.

This film was billed as "An Epic of the Air, " and was honored with the very first Best Picture Academy Award in 1929 (then referred to as the "Best Production" award). Star Richard Arlen had been a fighter pilot in World War I, and co-star Charles Rogers learned to fly during the course of the picture, as filming closeup scenes required the actors, during the flying scenes, to not only fly the planes, but operate the motorized cameras, act, and land safely as well. The result is an engaging film, as thrilling today as it was when it was previewed in San Antonio in 1927. General wear between the cards includes pinholes, some creases, mostly unobtrusive stains, and small tears.

These issues have been partially addressed in the title card, in addition to a tear extending from the upper right background through the "S" of the title to the lower right edge. The title card also has strips of archival and paper tape on the verso, bracing the aforementioned tear. Other wear found in the set includes surface scuffs, as well as minor chips and paper lifts. A few of the cards display toning and the card with Clara Bow and Charles Rogers has a small piece of paper tape on the verso bracing a crease. The portrait card featuring the three leads has a stain in the upper part of the image.

Lobby cards from this silent drama set during Word War I are few and far between, making this lot a top choice for discerning collectors. The item "Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow" is in sale since Friday, July 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Entertainment Memorabilia\Movie Memorabilia\Lobby Cards\Originals-United States\Pre-1940".

The seller is "blakenotes13" and is located in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.

  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Original/Reproduction: Original
  • Country: United States
  • Year: Pre-1940


Movie Posters Wings 1927 Title & Lobby Cards set of 8 11x14 F+ 6.5 Clara Bow