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Auction History Result

8m061 BEN-HUR 1sh R69 Charlton Heston, William Wyler classic religious epic, cool chariot art!

Date Sold 11/17/2009
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A 1969 Re-release Vintage Theatrical Folded One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41") (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
Important Added Info: Note that this poster is from the 1969 re-release of this classic movie. Note that original 1960 posters from this movie all say "filmed in Camera 65" on them. This refers to the anamorphic 65mm lens process used to shoot the picture. 70mm prints for the 1969 re-release required an anamorphic lens, a curved screen, and had an aspect ratio of 2.76:1. For the 1969 reissue, all 70mm prints were spherical 70...meant to be projected on a flat screen with an aspect ration of 2.20:1. This is why this poster says, "IN 70mm and FULL STEREOPHONIC SOUND - Technicolor" instead of "filmed in Camera 65".

Condition: fair. There is discoloration throughout the poster from exposure to moisture. There are creases, scuffs, and many pairs of staple holes scattered throughout the poster.
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