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4y0022 AFRICAN QUEEN linen 1sh 1952 colorful montage artwork of Humphrey Bogart & Katharine Hepburn!

Date Sold 7/7/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

The African Queen, the classic 1952 (the movie briefly played in December of 1951, no doubt to qualify for the 1952 Academy Awards, but most sources list it as a 1952 movie) John Huston (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) English/U.S. romantic World War I (WWI) military adventure thriller ("Actually filmed in the splendor and dangers of the Belgian Congo!"; "The mightiest adventure ever filmed!"; "Based on the novel 'The African Queen' by C.S. Forester") starring Humphrey Bogart (winner of the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Katharine Hepburn (nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for this film), Robert Morley, Peter Bull, Theodore Bikel, Walter Gotell, Peter Swanwick, and Richard Marner. Note that although this movie opened at the end of 1951, all of the original release U.S. movie paper for this title has a 1952 NSS number (but has a 1951 copyright date).
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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had paper loss in the right of the top border, extending into the blue background and coming to a point just above the right of the "H" of "KATHARINE". It also had tape stains scattered in the top border and one in the center of the bottom border, with pinholes in the corners. It had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and small areas of paper loss in the top quarter of the vertical fold, with a lesser amount of wear on the other folds. Overall, the poster was in good to very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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