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Rare movie prop newspaper from 1942...

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January 01, 1942

THE LEIGHTON TATTLER, "Published by and For the Students of Leighton" (no city nor state)  We've all seen newspapers used as props in movies, typically with a headline relating to the plot of the movie. Obviously created exclusively for the production of the movie, they are quite rare and seldom come on the collector's market--particular issues from the "golden age of Hollywood".
This issue was created as a prop for the movie "Blondie Goes To College" released in 1942. This was one of the very successful "Blondie" movies starring Penny Singleton as Blondie and Arthur Lake as Dagwood, her husband. The banner headline reads: "RUSTY BRYANT SELECTED ALL-AMERICAN" with a photo of him (actor Larry Parks) who as part of the plot flits with Blondie not knowing she is married to Dagwood.
A four page issue, a light water stain to the upper left, 12 by 16 1/2 inches, generally nice condition.
A fascinating rarity and a great item for any rare newspaper collection.

Category: The 20th Century