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D. W. Griffith

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Trailblazing filmmaker (1875–1948) who directed a number of important early classics, including Intolerance (1916) and the iconic (and still-controversial) Birth of a Nation (1915). His innovative use of the fledgling medium resulted in a repertoire and vocabulary of film technique that remains influential to this day. Vintage ink signature, “D. W. Griffith,” on an off-white 3.5 x 6 album page. The reverse bears an affixed 1921 House of Representatives pass signed by A. J. Volstead, the senator who sponsored the notorious act that bore his name and ushered the in Prohibition Era. In very good condition, with slightly irregular ink flow to first letter, light soiling, and faint show-through from writing and affixed card on reverse. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #332 - Ended April 16, 2008