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The AMBERSONS Poster Mystery: The clincher

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Bingo! Crowdsourcing pays off. Alert blogger Ivan Paio [3]found the original poster that’s tucked into the Magnificent Ambersons frame! It confirms that Welles used not a film poster but one advertising a stage show…that could have played the Bijou in 1912.

If you’re not familiar with our quest, you can go here [4] and here [5] and here [6]. Be sure to visit Ivan’s site [7] for details, and give him a big hand.