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Auction History Result

4z0019 CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF linen French 1p 1958 Soubie art of Liz Taylor as Maggie the Cat, rare!

Date Sold 7/9/2020
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked French One-Panel "Grande" Movie Poster (1p; measures 46 3/4" x 63" [119 x 160 cm]) (Learn More)

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, the classic 1958 Richard Brooks (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) family relationship alcoholism suppressed homosexuality melodrama ("All the sultry drama of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize Play is now on the screen!"; "Every sultry moment of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize Winning Play is now on the screen!"; "This is Maggie the Cat..."; "Maggie...the Cat"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award; "Based on the Play 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' by Tennessee Williams"; in the original written version of the play, Big Daddy is a fairly minor character who is mostly off-screen, and there is a clear indication that Brick and Skipper had a homosexual relationship; when the play was performed on Broadway, it was rewritten to tone down those references; when the play became a movie, an entire end act was added, which drastically beefed up Big Daddy's part and changed the script quite a bit; the first two versions were written by Tennessee Williams, and the screenplay was written by director Richard Brooks; about the alcoholic adult son of a very wealthy man who is terminally ill, and how his family members gather around him waiting for him to die; interestingly, director Elia Kazan seemed like he should have directed this movie, but he wanted Williams to change the third act, and he refused; MGM hired George Cukor to direct the movie, but he refused BECAUSE the screenplay had been changed to eliminate the homosexual references, and screenwriter Richard Brooks stepped in to direct what many consider a masterpiece!) starring Elizabeth Taylor (nominated for the Best Actress Academy Award for this film; "This is Maggie the Cat..."), Paul Newman (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; as Brick Pollitt), Burl Ives (as Big Daddy Pollitt), Jack Carson (as Gooper Pollitt), Judith Anderson (as Ida 'Big Momma' Pollitt), and Madeleine Sherwood (as Mae Flynn Pollitt)
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Artist: Roger Soubie
Important Added Info: Note that we have never before auctioned this French one-panel! Not only that, but we have never auctioned ANY first release French poster from this movie, and the only French poster of any kind we had previously auctioned was a 1990s re-release poster! This is unusual, because for most American titles of the late 1950s and 1960s, you can easily find the French poster, but often the Italian posters are rare. In this one case, the French posters are non-existent, and yet there are a number of Italian posters (although most are from an early re-release)!

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 some crossfolds and some tiny tears and tiny bits of paper loss on parts of some folds. It had 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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