BLUE DAHLIA, THE (1946) – 2$200.00
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.
Alan Ladd (as Johnny Morrison) addresses Doris Dowling (as Helen Morrison) and her guests at a cocktail party. Four pin holes at top center blank white margin, two at top right corner. Slight soil at bottom left corner and in border. NEAR FINE.