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    A Prototype Prop Newspaper from "The Godfather." Paramount, 1972. A faux copy of the 'Daily News' dated "New York, Saturday, December 22, 1945" with the front page headline screaming "Vito Corleone / Feared Murdered / Police Hunt Gunmen," image of Marlon Brando as "Vito Corleone" and further related text appears in the lower left corner, back also has 1945-era "news" though a couple of inside pages are from the actual 'Daily News' newspaper dated "Monday, March 15, 1971" when the movie was still being filmed; this version being a mock-up for the one actually used in the scene when "Michael" [Al Pacino] and "Kay" [Diane Keaton] see the newspaper on the newsstand, learning about this event that will ultimately change the course of both their lives; the newspaper that "Michael" picks up in the film is a 'Daily Mirror' while this one is a 'Daily News' -- the production likely couldn't use the 'Daily News' title for legal purposes. (Please note the paper is somewhat frayed in the upper right corner.)
    15" x 11"

    PROVENANCE:
    From the Estate of Charles Hannah who provided a number of 1940s-era cars to "The Godfather" production during the 1971 filming and who visited the set a few times where he was gifted this prop as it wasn't needed for filming.


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    Auction Dates
    August, 2014
    23rd Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
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    The movie quite literally changed my life. I have included a pic of me in Sly's Rocky 3 Cashmere overcoat, would much appreciate if it is possible for you to forward this email to Sly to let him know the overcoat is in good hands, and will be well taken care of, (as will be the Rambo knife forging tools, the other lot I won!) Wish you very happy holidays and a great 2016!
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    Irvine, CA
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