“Captain Kidd”
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“Captain Kidd”

c1945. Colour lithograph, 199 x 101.5cm. Major missing portions to right edge and corners, repaired tears, creases and surface loss, slight foxing. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Benedict Bogeaus presents Captain Kidd. Starring Charles Laughton, Randolph Scott, Barbara Britton and Reginald Owen. Directed by Rowland V. Lee, original story by Robert N. Lee. Screenplay by Norman Reilly Raine. Released thru United Artists, for general exhibition. Victory Publicity Pty Ltd., Melb.”

In 1695, Scottish-born William Kidd (c1645-1701) was hired by a group of English investors to hunt down pirates. However, it was believed that “when Kidd failed to find pirates on his journey, he became one himself. By 1698, the vessel [Adventure Galley] was unseaworthy and Kidd ran it ashore in Madagascar. His crew deserted him to join another pirate captain and Kidd was arrested, tried, and executed for piracy in 1701.” Ref: Smithsonian.

Rare early Australian billboard poster.

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Item #CL182-75

Price (AUD): $1,950.00  Other currencies

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