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Auction History Result

6s001 IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE linen 1sh '46 wonderful art of James Stewart & Reed in Capra's classic!

Date Sold 12/4/2011
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked Style A One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, the classic 1946 Frank Capra (nominated for the Best Director Academy Award for this film) Christmas holiday family fantasy melodrama ("Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful! How could it be anything else!"; "They're going steady... straight to your heart!"; "It's a Wonderful Love!"; "Frank Capra's wonderfilm..."; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award) starring James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart; nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film; "America's Favorite Feller..."; as George Bailey), Donna Reed ("Jimmy's Favorite Girl..."; as Mary Bailey), Lionel Barrymore (as Mr. Potter), Thomas Mitchell (as Uncle Billy), Henry Travers (best remembered for playing Clarence the angel in this movie!), Beulah Bondi (as James Stewart's mom), Ward Bond (as Bert), Frank Faylen (as Ernie), Gloria Grahame (in a memorable role as Violet, the "bad" girl), H.B. Warner (as Mr. Gower), Carl 'Alfalfa' Switzer (as Freddie), Stanley Andrews, Sheldon Leonard (as Nick), William Edmunds, Jimmy Hawkins, Samuel S. Hinds, and Frank Hagney
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Important Added Info: Note that this poster was originally purchased by our consignor from a Butterfield's auction in 1997, where it was graded "mint". That is unusual for this poster, because most examples of it (and the other size paper that has survived) is often found in lesser condition. This is the best example of this poster that I (Bruce Hershenson) have ever seen!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good to fine. The poster had the absolute most minor of wear on the foldlines and in the borders, and some faint smudges in the white background areas. Overall, the poster was in very good to fine condition prior to linenbacking. The poster was well backed, and displays wonderfully!
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