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8x034 BEN-HUR linen 1sh 1960 Charlton Heston, William Wyler classic epic, cool chariot & title art!

Date Sold 9/8/2019
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ, the classic 1960 (it premiered in late 1959, to qualify for the Oscars, but it is generally considered a 1960 movie) William Wyler (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) Biblical religious adventure epic ("Based on the classic novel by General Lew Wallace"; "The Entertainment experience of a lifetime!"; "The world's greatest show..."; "The world's most honored motion picture!"; "Winner of 11 academy awards including 'Best Picture'"; "The thrilling chariot race is about to begin. As all Rome cheers, 'Ben-Hur' moves his team to the starting line."; winner of the Best Picture Academy Award; winner of 11 Academy Awards, which was the record won by a single movie at that time) starring Charlton Heston (winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; in the title role as Judah Ben-Hur), Jack Hawkins (as Quintus Arrius), Haya Harareet (as Esther), Stephen Boyd (as Messala), Hugh Griffith (winner of the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film; as Sheik Ilderim), Martha Scott (as Miriam), Cathy O'Donnell (as Tirzah), Sam Jaffe (as Simonides), and Claude Heater (as Jesus, but his face is never shown throughout the movie, although you see parts of his body). Note that this classic novel was written in 1880, and there were numerous stage versions and an early silent version in 1907, but the definitive silent version was made in 1925 by Fred Niblo with Ramon Novarro in the leading role, and then this classic sound version.
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Artist: Joseph Smith
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had small paper loss at the bottom crossfold and a tiny bit of paper loss in the top center background area. It had minor wear on the folds and a few pinholes in the borders. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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