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4z0008 MR. BLANDINGS BUILDS HIS DREAM HOUSE paper banner R1954 Cary Grant, Myrna Loy, Melvyn Douglas

Date Sold 7/9/2020
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A 1954 Re-Release Theatrical Unfolded Movie Paper Banner (measures 24" x 82" [61 x 208 cm]) (Learn More)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House, the classic 1948 H.C. Potter home remodeling architecture living-in-the-city-vs-living-in-the-country comedy ("The nuttiest birds live in this house!"; "Cary's burnin', he's afraid his dream house den will have a built-in wolf"; "Myrna's yearnin' for a dream house with all modern conveniences including two men"; "Melvyn's turnin', He's a 'good friend' in wolf's clothing."; "Looks like the Blandings will have no heating problem."; about a family building their own home and the disasters that befall them) starring Cary Grant (in the title role as "Mr. Blandings"), Myrna Loy ("Mrs. Blandings"), Melvyn Douglas ("and good [?] friend"), Reginald Denny, Sharyn Moffett, Connie Marshall, Louise Beavers, Ian Wolfe, and Will Wright. Perhaps RKO was afraid that this movie would not find an audience (just being about a couple building their own house), so they made posters that presented it like it was a romantic love triangle, and even referred to Melvyn Douglas as "a good friend in wolf's clothing", when actually, there was no triangle at all! They needn't have worried, because the movie was very clever and proved to be very successful!
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Important Added Info: Note that this banner is a silkscreen printed poster with an actual black & white photo which has neatly been "tipped in" (glued to the left side of the poster). Paper banners were sometimes made in this way at that time, and it makes for a striking poster, and few people would realize that it is not printed on a single piece, unless they examine the poster closely. Note that the silkscreen portions of this poster usually pick up scuff marks far more easily than other posters of this period (this was caused by the method of silkscreen printing, and is very common on these posters, and is not considered a major defect, unless it is very noticeable or distracting). Also note that this poster is very long, but because it is not very wide, it can be sent in a regular size tube. However, it can NOT be combined with other rolled posters, and must be either sent by itself (or combined with other items that are exactly like this). Please bear this in mind before bidding on this poster.

Note that this poster(which is NOT linenbacked) ships in a standard sized tube. However, because it is very long, it CAN'T be combined with other posters that ship in standard tubes (either linenbacked or non-linenbacked), ONLY with other posters exactly like this one. Please bear this in mind before bidding on this poster.

Condition: very good. The poster has a few scuffs scattered in the title and credits area, but far fewer than most paper banners of this period.
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