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Behave Yourself! Producer's Credit Title Art.

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Behave Yourself! Producer's Credit Title Art.
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(RKO, 1951) An original producer’s credit opening title artwork for the Shelley Winters organized crime comedy, Behave Yourself!. The card is hand-painted “A Wald-Krasna Production” over a large photographic background featuring images of Farley Granger and the alluring Winters in a pose designed by Alberto Vargas. During the film’s opening title sequence, an establishing shot shows a matte painting of the RKO Radio Pictures studio sign with the film’s first three title cards in frames below it a la coming attractions. The camera then focuses in on a single frame and the credit cards are alternated with each shot, creating the illusion of the camera panning over an impossibly long series of frames. This title was created for this opening sequence, but was ultimately unused. The credit retains alignment pencil notation in the blank margins. Measuring 20”x26.5”, the piece is in very good condition with some smudges and scuffs in the image, darkening at extremities, and edge and corner wear.