BLUE DAHLIA, THE (1946) Lobby card – 1


Vintage original 14 x 11″ (35 x 28 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.

William Bendix (as Buzz) is at center, Alan Ladd (as Johnny Morrison) to left, Hugh Beaumont (as George) and Tom Powers (as Capt. Hendrickson). There are three pin holes at top center blank white margin and one at the bottom margin. Card has a “3” written next to the copyright information. NEAR FINE.

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