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2e058 ANATOMY OF A MURDER linen 1sh '59 Otto Preminger, classic Saul Bass dead body silhouette art!

Date Sold 9/1/2013
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An Original Vintage Theatrical Linenbacked One-Sheet Movie Poster (1sh; measures 27" x 41" [69 x 104 cm]) (Learn More)

Otto Preminger's Anatomy of a Murder, the classic 1959 Otto Preminger crime courtroom lawyer murder rape thriller ("'Anatomy...'"; "No. 1 Book!"; "No. 1 Movie!"; "Last year's No. 1 best-seller. This year's No. 1 motion picture."; "screenplay by Wendell Mayes from the best-seller by Robert Traver"; nominated for the Best Picture Academy Award) starring James Stewart (Jimmy Stewart; nominated for the Best Actor Academy Award for this film), Lee Remick (in her fourth movie role!), Ben Gazzara, Arthur O'Connell (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Eve Arden, Kathryn Grant, George C. Scott (nominated for the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for this film), Orson Bean, Russ Brown, Brooks West, Murray Hamilton, Joseph N. Welch ("as Judge Weaver"), Duke Ellington (who did the music for this film and played the piano with Stewart in an uncredited role), and Brooks West
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Artist: Saul Bass
Important Added Info: Note that everyone agrees that this poster and "Vertigo" are Saul Bass' two best posters, and it has continued to surprise me that the Vertigo poster regularly sells for much more than this poster! Personally, I like this image just as much (or better) than the image on the Vertigo poster, and I also like this movie just as much (or better) than Veritgo! I think this is an imbalance in the "poster marketplace" that is sure to get corrected over time. I see no reason why one of these posters should sell for less than the other!

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Overall Condition and Pre-Restoration Defects with Quality of Restoration: very good. The poster had tiny paper loss at the crossfolds and minor wear on the foldlines. There were a few faint smudges scattered in the solid colored background areas. There were some pinholes and stains 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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