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Auction History Result

4z0010 BITTER RICE linen Italian 1p 1948 Ciriello art of Silvana Mangano, Gassman & Dowling, rare!

Date Sold 7/9/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Italian One-Panel (known in Italy as a "2 Fogli") Movie Poster (1p; measures 39" x 55" [99 x 140 cm]) (Learn More)

Riso Amaro, the 1948 (released in the U.S. in 1950 as "Bitter Rice") Giuseppe De Santis Italian romantic rice-farming romantic love triangle crime murder melodrama ("An earthy drama of human passions among women rice workers in the Po Valley."; "Sizzling... sensational!") starring Silvana Mangano (billed as "Introducing Silvana Mangano"; "A fresh and unaffected actress with a primitive beauty!"; "that's Silvana Mangano the most seductive siren since Salome!"), Doris Dowling, Vittorio Gassman, Raf Vallone, and Checco Rissone
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Artist: Averardo Ciriello
Important Added Info: Note that we have only previously auctioned two examples of this Italian one-panel, which is a "country of origin" poster for this Italian movie, and only one in the last 13 years (that poster sold for $1,800!). Italian posters from the first few years after World War II are among the most rare posters there are! Apparently, there were still major paper shortages in Italy, and few posters were printed, and most were recycled. This is an extremely rare first release Italian poster from 1948.

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: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and some tiny tears and tiny bits of paper loss scattered in the top half of the vertical fold, with a lesser amount of wear on the other folds. It had some pinholes, darkening, and smudges around the edges, with a few pinholes scattered in the image. Overall, the poster was in very good condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was nicely backed, and displays well!
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