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1942 The Three Stooges What's The Matador? One-Sheet Linen-Backed Movie Poster

Starting Bid - $2,500, Sold For - $3,900

One-sheet movie poster issued for the 1942 Three Stooges short What's The Matador. In this film, the boys are vaudeville performers who travel to Mexico to perform their bullfight skit, only to end up in the ring with a real bull, which proves to be no match for Curly's hard head. Three Stooges one-sheets dating from the team's "golden age" (1934-1947; those featuring Curly as part of the trio) are not only the most desirable of all paper from their films, but also the rarest. Prior to this extraordinary offering by REA (which is being conducted over a number of auctions), we have seen fewer than twenty different-titled Three Stooges one-sheets from this early era offered at public auction in the past fifteen years. To put that number in proper perspective, it should be noted that the Stooges starred in ninety-seven shorts during that fourteen-year period. The poster (27.5 x 41 inches) is linen-backed and has benefitted from restoration, including repairs to a number of small tears in both the main body and all four borders. The poster still maintains an Excellent overall appearance. SOLD FOR $3,900

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