Monday, February 27, 2006

"Beggars of Life" title card not available to those of limited means

A lobby card from the 1928 Louise Brooks film Beggars of Life is being offered on eBay for the ridiculous price of $3,245. (Perhaps they meant $32.45 ?) The description reads "Title Lobby card 11 x 14” (28 x 35 cm.), U.S. This early William Wellman silent film is universally acknowledged as the finest American film done by Louise Brooks. She plays a young woman who murders her sexually abusive guardian and then goes on the run as a hobo, dressed as a boy. This card is in unbelievable condition---except for a couple of tiny marginal bumps, it is utterly perfect. MINT"  Thank the heavens they are offering free shipping to the lucky winner.

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