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2t039 LAWRENCE OF ARABIA style A pre-Awards 1sh '62 David Lean, Terpning art of O'Toole on camel!

Date Sold 6/14/2011
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An Original 1963 Vintage Theatrical Folded Style A One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41") (Learn More)

Lawrence of Arabia, the classic 1962 (wide release in the U.S. in 1963) David Lean (winner of the Best Director Academy Award for this film) English/U.S. World War I (WWI) desert adventure thriller ("Stands Alone!"; "Unanimously acclaimed as 'One of the all time greatest films!'"; "Best Picture of the Year!"; "Winner of 7 Academy Awards!"; "The motion picture that made great international stars of Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif"; "After five years... The first motion picture from the creators of 'The Bridge On The River Kwai.'"; "A mighty spectacle of action and adventure!"; produced by Sam Spiegel and David Lean; winner of the Best Picture Academy Award) starring Alec Guinness, Anthony Quinn, Jack Hawkins, Jose Ferrer, Anthony Quayle, Claude Rains, Arthur Kennedy, Omar Sharif (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film; "as 'Ali'"), and Peter O'Toole (nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award7 for this film; in the title role as T.E. Lawrence; billed as "introducing Peter O'Toole as Lawrence"; which is odd, because he had small parts in several movies prior to this one!)
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Artist: Howard Terpning
Important Added Info: Note that this classic movie was released at the end of 1962, to qualify for the Academy Awards. Two different styles of one-sheet posters were created for that "pre-Awards" release, and then after it won seven Academy Awards, two new one-sheets were created, both referencing the Academy Awards that the movie had won. The pre-Awards one-sheets are far more rare and far more desirable to collectors, because far fewer examples of them are known to exist, and they are among the most desirable of all 1960s posters! The poster offered here is the pre-Awards "camel style" one-sheet (it does not have a style letter on it). In many ways, this poster is the "Holy Grail" of 1960s movie posters, and has been for a very long time! Note that I (Bruce Hershenson) went to visit mega dealer Walter Reuben in 1990, and at the end of our visit, he showed me an example of this poster, and he said "Bruce, I think this will be the very first poster from the 1960s to sell for $1,000"! This seemed absurd at the time, because, at that time, few 1940s or 1950s posters sold for over $1,000, and most collectors could not imagine a 1960s poster selling for even several hundreds of dollars (but of course, Walter is a poster expert, and he could see what many others could not). Later that year, I held my first major auction of movie posters, and I wanted an example of this poster for that auction, but could not locate one, and was never able to locate one for any of my future major auctions until December of 2008, when I was consigned a really nice condition example, but one which had been pressed and flattened by a restorer so that it would frame really well, and it auctioned for $11,111. In August of 2010, I was consigned this example (which has never had ANY restoration), and it auctioned for over $12,000, but that sale did not go through, so now we are re-auctioning that same example that we first auctioned in August of 2010 (and which is only the second example of this poster we have had, and the first without restoration).

Condition: very good to fine. There are light creases in the top left corner, extending into the silhouette image and the very top of the "L" of "LAWRENCE". It also has matching creases in the bottom left corner (primarily in the white background area), slightly extending into the sand background at lower left. There are light creases at the top and bottom crossfolds (which occurred when the poster was machine folded, typical of folded one-sheets of this period) and there are two practically microscopic dots of paper loss at the top crossfold (you really cannot see it unless you pore over it!). The poster has never had any sort of restoration or tape on the front or back. I would think virtually every collector would surely be happy to display this poster just as it is, although, if one wanted the poster to look "perfect", one could certainly have it pressed and flattened (so that both the regular foldlines and the creases in the bottom left corner would virtually vanish), so that it would lay perfectly flat in a frame.
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