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Vintage original trimmed 14 x 22 in. US window card from the 1920s retribution-themed drama/romance, LADY OF THE PAVEMENTS, released in 1929 by United Aritsts and directed by D.W. Griffith.


This window card is a stone lithograph, which produces rich,bold colors and very fine details. The artwork depicts William Boyd in an embrace with Lupe Velez. Trimmed to approximately 13 x 17.75 in., it is unrestored in fine+ condition with the upper theatre imprint area trimmed-off.


*"Although issued with a synchronized musical score, some dialogue sequences, and one Irving Berlin song sung by Lupe Velez, the soundtrack for this film, recorded on disc, is thought to have vanished. Sound discs 6 and 8 are preserved in the UCLA Film and Television Archives, where other sound discs are at this time is unknown. The film itself survives in the Mary Pickford Archives. 


The Smoking Dog Cafe, where Lupe Velez sings, is the name of an actual Paris restaurant (Au Chien Qui Fume), opened in 1920. However, unlike the place in the movie, described as "the lowest dive in Paris," it was, at most, bohemian, and was in a respectable neighborhood.


Karl, a German diplomat in Paris, discovers that his fiancee Diane has been cheating on him. He tells her that he would rather marry a "girl of the streets" than her. Outraged, Diane decides to grant him his wish, and enlists the services of a Spanish singer/dancer from a disreputable nightclub to pose as a sophisticated, convent-educated singer, and surreptitiously arranges for her to meet Karl."

*(source: IMDb)




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