Art of Cinema #493


The Public Enemy
(Mervyn LeRoy;1931)

An extremely rare "B" style one-sheet for the Warner Bros. gangster classic loosely based on the life and death of Chicago gangster George "Hymie" Weiss, one of several recently discovered in the now-famous Berwick, PA cache of pre-code movie art.

Initially purchased for $30,000, the collection was auctioned off for $503,000.

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