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4z0024 LOST WEEKEND linen French 1p 1947 Grinsson art of Ray Milland & Jane Wyman, Wilder, rare!

Date Sold 7/9/2020
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An Original 1947 (from the first release of this movie in France) Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked French One-Panel "Grande" Movie Poster (1p; measures 46 1/2" x 63 1/4" [118 x 161 cm]) (Learn More)

The Lost Weekend, the classic 1945 Billy Wilder (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) family relationship romantic alcoholism alcoholic drinking melodrama ("The screen dares to open the strange and savage pages of a shocking best-seller!"; "Paramount's Sensation"; "From the Novel by Charles Jackson"; "Screen play by Charles Brackett and Billy Wilder"; winner of the Best Picture Academy Award; about a man's difficult fight against alcoholism, and the movie focuses on a specific four day period in his life, where he desperately tries to remain sober with the help of his long suffering girlfriend and brother) starring Ray Milland (winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Jane Wyman, Phillip Terry, Howard da Silva, Doris Dowling, and Frank Faylen. Note that this was one of Hollywood's first realistic looks at alcoholism that was not heavy handed and one-dimensional, and it has not really dated at all, and it remains a very powerful movie, with great writing, acting, cinematography, and direction.
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Artist: Boris Grinsson
Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned one example of this Italian one-panel, and that was 17 years ago, when it sold for $536!

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).
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: fair. The poster had paper loss at some crossfolds, with some tears and paper loss on parts of some folds. It had darkening along the folds and in the outer edges of the blank borders. Overall, the poster appears to have been in good condition prior to linenbacking. The backing was pretty basic, and you can clearly see signs of the defects and the restoration. In addition, after the poster was backed, the entire face of the poster came into contact with moisture (perhaps when it was framed), and there is now staining scattered throughout, and it is rippled around the edges. The poster absolutely should be removed from the linen and re-backed, and bear all this in mind before bidding on this poster.
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