"The Fighting Marine", 1926
Original hand-made insert  (about 11x21" in original frame)
Starring Gene Tunney
VERY RARE - movie posters

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The offered item is an original 1926 Gene Tunney Movie Window Display titled "The Fighting Marine". Extremely rare silent film (11" x 21") Theatre display is in original frame as issued in 1926. Tunney played Dick Farrington, a reporter protecting an heiress played by Marjorie Day from a host of greedy enemies. Tex Rickard suggested that Gene Tunney make the movie in order to attract attention for Tunney's First Fight with Heavyweight Champion Jack Dempsey in September, 1928. This Theatre window display would be equal to a full ONE SHEET movie poster back then and was set up in the theatres lobby. All hand done with original crystal clear photographs that feature Gene Tunney who was Heavyweight Champion Of The World from 1926 to 1928 and defeated Jack Dempsey twice. Has the Patheserial logo under Tunney credit. Incredible item for the boxing and or movie collector... RARE...RARE...RARE...