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    Description

    The Crimson Skull (Norman, 1922).
    One sheet, linen-backed poster
    31.25" x 45"
    Jacksonville; [1922]

    Starring Anita Bush, along with famous rodeo stars Bill Pickett and Steve Reynolds. Produced on location in Boley, Oklahoma, by the Norman Film Manufacturing Co., this all-black Western was advertised as featuring a cast of "30 colored cowboys." Leading lady Anita Bush was a well-known New York singer-actress who later managed her own Harlem-based stock company. The plotline to the film has cowhand Bob Calem trying to rid the range of a gang of outlaws that are rustling cattle. Working on the gang leader's superstitions, Calem dons a skeleton costume to strike fear into the gang.

    Condition: There are small tears in the borders and fold wear, which has all been expertly restored and reinforced with the linen backing. Light soiling and toning at edges. Overall very good.


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    Auction Dates
    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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