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Auction History Result

8b105 FALL OF BABYLON 1/2sh '19 D.W. Griffith re-edited & expanded from his classic Intolerance!

Date Sold 6/16/2015
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Unfolded Half-Sheet Movie Poster (1/2sh; measures 22" x 28" [56 x 71 cm]) (Learn More)

The Fall of Babylon, the 1919 D.W. Griffith silent romantic Biblical disaster melodrama ("125,000 men and women in the might production"; "7,500 horses in the marvelous race along the Euphrates"; "See the hordes of Cyrus before the mighty wall of fire"; "See the fountains that sparkle with wine"; loosely based on the story of the destruction of Babylonia in 539 B.C. by Persia, adding in a beautiful mountain girl who unsuccessfully tries to stop it when she falls in love with the ruler of Babylonia) starring Tully Marshall, Constance Talmadge ("See Constance Talmadge as The Mountain Girl"), Alfred Paget, Elmo Lincoln, and Elmer Clifton. Note that D.W. Griffith followed up his massive 1915 success, "The Birth of a Nation", with the 1916 "Intolerance", which was a multi-section movie showing intolerance through the ages. It was not nearly as successful as "The Birth of a Nation", so to try to reap more financial rewards out of it, Griffith in 1919, re-edited the portion of this movie that was set in Babylon, and expanded it (using discarded footage and also shooting new footage) into this feature film, re-titled "The Fall of Babylon". He also did the same with the "modern" portion (set in the then "present day" of 1916) of "Intolerance", and it was released as "Mother and the Law".
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster has never been machine folded! It is somewhat fragile, and we feel it would be a mistake to attempt to roll it, because it might well cause it to become damaged. Therefore, we will ship it in a large flat package, unless the new owner insists on rolling it.

Condition: good to very good. The poster was never folded. Someone tried to roll it at one time and caused vertical creases near the center that have surface paper loss near the center of the image (see our image for exactly where the surface paper loss is). There are also light partial vertical creases scattered in the left and right from someone trying to roll it. There are some pinholes, tears, and small stains around the edges. The poster is somewhat fragile, but not that bad when you consider the age of the poster.
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