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"Blonde for a Day" Theatrical Poster$225.00
American actor Hugh Beaumont originally studied for the clergy, remaining busy as a lay minister throughout his acting career. After stage experience, Beaumont arrived in Hollywood in 1940. While most of the draftable leading men were away during World War II, Beaumont enjoyed a brief spell of stardom; his faint resemblance to actor Lloyd Nolan enabled Beaumont to inherit Nolan's screen role of detective Michael Shayne in a series of "B" movies based on the novels of Brett Halliday, among the most popular hardboiled private eye novels of the 1940s. (In 1957, Beaumont was cast as suburban dad Ward Cleaver on the popular sitcom Leave It to Beaver).
Blonde for a Day was based on Brett Halliday's very first "Michael Shayne" story. Shayne (Beaumont) gets involved with police reporter Helen Porter (Marjorie Hoshelle), who has in her possession damning evidence against a gambling ring. Since Helen has written several biting attacks on the police force, she turns to Shayne for help when her life is threatened. The climax finds Helen in the clutches of the crooks, forcing Shayne to resort to a clever subterfuge to effect her rescue.
Offering an original 1946 theatrical release poster, measuring 37-inches by 41-inches, for Blonde for a Day.
"Blonde for a Day" Theatrical Poster
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