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Auction History Result

8x012 AFRICA SCREAMS linen 40x60 1949 natives cooking Bud Abbott & Lou Costello in cauldron, rare!

Date Sold 9/8/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Style Z Forty by Sixty Movie Poster (40x60; measures 40" x 60" [102 x 152 cm]) (Learn More)

Africa Screams, the 1949 Charles Barton Africa jungle safari adventure comedy ("Look what's cookin' in Africa!!!!"; "Bud Abbott and Lou Costello ...in hot water in 'Africa Screams'"; "See... CLYDE BEATTY Your hair will stand on end when world famous CLYDE BEATTY tangles with man-eating lions!"; "See... FRANK BUCK Frank Buck gives you the thrill of your life as he risks his to bring 'em back alive."; "See... MAX BAER & BUDDY BAER World famous heavyweights, BAER BROTHERS, teach Costello the 'BAER' facts of life!"; "A 3-ring circus of African thrills and laughs!!!"; "Those Joy Boys are in hot water again in darkest laff-rica!") starring Bud Abbott, Lou Costello (Abbott and Costello), Clyde Beatty ("World Famous Lion Tamer"), Frank Buck ("World Famous Animal Hunter"), Max Baer & Buddy Baer ("World Famous Heavyweight Sensations!"), Hillary Brooke, Joe Besser, and Shemp Howard
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Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned one example of this poster, and that poster has now been re-consigned to us, so this is still the only example of this poster we have ever auctioned! Also note that this 40x60 poster has a very similar design to that of the one-sheet for this movie, but instead of artwork images of Abbott and Costello, this poster has photographic images.

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Note that this poster ships in a very long tube (at least 33" long, but possibly 50" long or more). Therefore the shipping for this poster will be more than that for a poster that ships in a tube 32" or shorter, and possibly much more. Please bear this added shipping expense in mind before bidding on this poster. You can tell how long of a tube this poster needs to ship in by looking at the shorter dimension of its length and width and then adding 4" to that (so a 47" x 63" poster will need to ship in a 51" long tube).

Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: good. The poster was never folded. It had many tears and stains around the edges, with many creases, scuffs, and stains scattered throughout the image. Linenbacking and slight restoration has diminished how noticeable the above defects are, but you can still clearly see signs of them, so bear this in mind before bidding on this extremely rare poster.
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