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Auction History Result

3d320 BLUES BROTHERS linen subway poster '80 John Belushi & Dan Aykroyd are on a mission from God!

Date Sold 12/6/2015
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An Original Vintage Linenbacked Subway Movie Poster (measures 45 1/2" x 58 3/4" [116 x 149 cm]) (Learn More)

The Blues Brothers, the classic 1980 John Landis Chicago Illinois blues and rock 'n' roll (rock and roll) crime action comedy musical ("They'll never get caught. They're on a mission from God"; "The show that really hits the road."; "The most devastating team since nitro and glycerine."; "Written by Dan Aykroyd and John Landis") starring John Belushi (in the title role as Jake Blues), Dan Aykroyd (in the title role as Elwood Blues), James Brown (singer), Cab Calloway, Ray Charles, Carrie Fisher, Aretha Franklin, Henry Gibson, The Blues Brothers Band (Steve Cropper, Donald 'Duck' Dunn, Murphy 'Murph' Dunne, Willie 'Too Big' Hall, Tom 'Bones' Malone, Lou 'Blue Lou' Marini, Matt 'Guitar' Murphy, Alan 'Mr. Fabulous' Rubin), John Candy, Kathleen Freeman, Frank Oz, Twiggy, Charles Napier, Paul Reubens (as a waiter), John Lee Hooker, and Steven Spielberg (as a clerk). Note that a big part of the appeal of this movie was the cameo appearances by many of the greatest blues legends of all time, and the soundtrack included not only classics performed by Belushi and Aykroyd, but also original classics from the performers themselves!
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had thumb tack holes in the corners and in the center of the top of the poster, with a few smudges at top center. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The restorer backed the poster "in the European style", meaning that they did not do restoration to the defects described above, but they are really not very distracting (and a talented restorer could touch them up without re-backing the poster).
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