BLUE DAHLIA, THE (1946)$650.00
Vintage original 11 x 14″ (28 x 35 cm.) lobby card, USA. Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, William Bendix, Howard Da Silva, dir: George Marshall; Paramount. One of the finest classic film noir titles and written by the master of the genre, Raymond Chandler.
The story involved a war vet who returns home to see his wife with another man. She is murdered and he is the prime suspect. The Blue Dahlia is a nightclub where much of the action takes place. Chandler initially had the returning vet (Bendix) as the murderer, but the patriotic atmosphere of the time would not permit a war vet to be seen in that light, so he had to rewrite the story and character.
In this card are Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake and Howard da Silva. There is a mended left edge tear and a few soil spots to the top blank white margin. There are two pinholes near the top left corner and two at the top right corner of the image. NEAR FINE.